The medical weight loss programs at the Institute for Weight Management in Hackensack, New Jersey are custom designed. These programs are designed such that they can meet the exact weight and health goals of each individual. All of our patients are monitored by our physician, Anjana Chhabra MD. This is the reason due to which we are able to provide successful weight loss solutions for you. It doesn’t matter how much you wish to lose.
Dr. Chhabra is a specialist in the field of bariatric (weight loss) medicine and is an expert in designing weight loss programs that will work for you even if you have multiple existing medical conditions or you have been unsuccessful with other programs in the past.
Our diet-based weight loss options include Controlled Calorie Table Food or meal replacement using Optifast. We also offer Lifestyle Modification programs, a Maintenance program to help you with long-term success. We also provide a Bariatric Surgical program for referrals and support. In addition, we are the only medical weight loss center that is approved by the Microsoft Corporation for weight management in the area. We are happily assisting both employees and their families in their dietary and nutritional needs.
Here are Your Steps to Success
Step One: Free Consultation
Take our offer of a free, no obligation consultation with an experienced weight management professional to discuss our program in detail. During your free consultation we will discuss treatment options, program costs, payment and options. The Institute for Weight Management is an in-network provider with Blue Card PPO, Anthem PPO, BCBS Out of State PPO, Empire PPO, Horizon My Way HRA PPO, Horizon My Way HAS PPO, Horizon Primera, BCBS Federal Employee Program, Horizon Omnia, Horizon NJ Direct PPO, Horizon Direct Access PPO, Cigna, United Healthcare, Oxford, Medicare, Qualcare, making it easier for us to serve you! We are also the only Microsoft Corporation approved weight management center in the area (for their employees and families). While we are still considered out of network for other insurance companies, we will happily work with your provider to help you get reimbursed for medical weight loss services.
Step Two: Initial Evaluation
At your initial evaluation you will receive a medical examination. It will consist of diagnostic tests including EKG and body composition analysis, assessment of your lifestyle.This also helps in evaluation of your weight loss goals to determine the best weight loss plan for your needs. Complete the health assessment form and bring it with you for the initial evaluation to save you time.
Step Three: Active Weight Loss
This phase of the program typically lasts few weeks during which you will visit the clinic weekly. You will get a chance to attend lifestyle education classes. You will receive periodic medical monitoring and meet with our healthcare team for personalized support and care.
Step Four: Maintaining Success
If you are on Optifast, a gradual 6 week transition to self prepared foods and personalized meal plans will allow you to practice your new weight management skills in a supportive setting.