- How much weight will I lose?
This will depend on the aggressiveness of your plan, your metabolic rate, the amount of excess weight that you have and other physiological and behavioral factors. On average, our patients lose 20-30% of their initial weight but results can vary between individuals.
- How fast will I lose weight?
This varies between individuals but both our patients and Dr. Pietrzykowska tend to prefer more aggressive weight loss plans, if medically appropriate to help you achieve as much weight loss as possible.
- Are these plans safe?
All patients are very closely medically supervised. We match plans to your specific needs and medical conditions.
- The weight loss phase is divided in 12 week blocks of weekly visits, what does this mean?
It means that every weight loss block lasts 12 weeks. We feel that this is enough time to achieve some meaningful weight loss in a manageable amount of time. After each block is complete, another block maybe started if medically appropriate and necessary.
- Do I have to come weekly?
Yes. There are many reasons why this is necessary, both medically and behaviorally. We understand that you might be absent due to a vacation and will make an exception, but frequent absences will result in dismissal for the Program.
- Are there any group classes?
No. All your visits are 1:1, with either the Doctor or a Counselor. In our individualized approach, we believe that these personalized visits allow us to optimize patient treatment and success.
- What are the costs?
They will depend on the extent of coverage by your Health Plan. This will be discussed with you after your initial consultation with the Doctor and before you join our Program. Thus far, we have been successful in having the majority of patients obtain significant coverage through their health Plans.
- Will I have a hard time with my plan?
Most patients are surprised as to how much easier this is than they anticipated. We understand that a good and successful plan is one you can adhere to. We keep that in mind at all times.
- How is patient satisfaction with their journey?
Most of our referrals are from current or past patients and include their family, friends and coworkers. In addition, many area Doctors, both PCPs and specialists, have been referring their patients to us as they have seen them succeed with weight loss and significantly improve or even reverse weight related medical conditions.