Weight Loss Programs and Surgical Options

Weight Loss Program

Baptist Health Weight Loss Program is an individualized, non-surgical weight-loss program that will help you lose weight and keep it off for good! We'll help you learn the behaviors and teach you how to make choices for long-term weight management.

Weight loss is all about your health. Extra weight isn’t just uncomfortable, it can lead to many different health conditions such as:

  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Increased Cancer Risk
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Joint Pain

Designed for Success

The Baptist Health Weight Loss Program is an easy to follow program based on your body's individual needs. We provide a safe and effective weight loss journey by measuring your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) and customizing the program to your individual needs. In our program, we offer:

  • 12 entrées
  • 8 light entrées
  • 13 drink options
  • 8 breakfast options
  • 5 chip flavors
  • 18 snack options

We encourage you to fuel your metabolism for long-term weight management, allowing you to return to a normal diet once you've completed the program. With help from our dietitian, making choices at the grocery store and cooking meals will be a welcomed addition to your new lifestyle. We also encourage physical activity to aid in the weight loss process and maintenance of the weight loss. With the help of an exercise physiologist, we assess and prescribe an appropriate exercise regimen that will preserve your lean body mass to drive the metabolism.

Three-phase Medical Weight Loss Program

 Weight Loss Phase

The first phase of your medical weight loss program will restart your metabolism with the objective of achieving 80-100% of your weight-loss goal. The length of this phase differs for each participant. You will meet with one of our patient educators on a weekly basis to provide support, motivation and accountability to achieve your goals.

 Evolution Phase

Once 80-100% of your goal is obtained, starchy common foods and an increased number of “selfie” meals will be re-introduced. You will continue to meet with a patient educator every other week for the next 4-8 weeks to continue to guide you through your weight-loss journey.

 Maintenance Phase

Congratulations! You have made it to the final stage. This is your longest stage. You reduce your bi-weekly visits to monthly visits. You are preparing your own meals and snacks with some aid from our products.

Weight Loss Partnership

Our multidisciplinary staff has a wealth of knowledge and experience in weight loss, weight maintenance, exercise prescription and healthy living. The weight loss staff consists of registered nurses, exercise physiologists, dietitians and wellness professionals who have multiple years of experience, numerous certifications, and bachelor’s degree or higher. We will guide and encourage you throughout your journey with regularly scheduled weekly appointments and individualized counseling to help address challenges and support successes you will experience along the way. During every step of your journey, you will have us as your partner!

Weight Management Support Group and Cooking Classes

Vital to our medical weight loss program are our support groups and cooking classes. During these classes, you will interact with others who are also moving along in their weight loss journey and understand your challenges and successes. Each support group and cooking class focus on a different topic, so we encourage you to attend as many as possible.

2019 Support Group and Cooking Classes  

The following will be around 90 minutes of interactive learning, and you will be eating what you cook in each session!

We meet in the Health Management Center classroom located on the Mezzanine level of Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock at 5:30 pm. Please call ahead to reserve your spot — only 10 spots per class!

Cost is $10 per class.

Monday, January 7
Fad Diet/ New Year’s resolutions      
Quick family meals

Monday, February 4
Staying Motivated with exercise

Monday, March 4 
Portion Distortion
Pasta and cereal, Reality vs Serving Plate Size

Monday, April 1
Whole Grains
Breakfast ideas

Monday, May 6
Planning Meals/lack of time
Crockpot meals

Monday, June 3
Snack on the Go

Monday, July 1
How to cook vegetables

Monday, August 5
Store items that make life easier/list
Boxed meals with a twist (things you have in pantry)

Monday, September 9
Back to school – staying on track
Potluck foods made healthy

Monday, October 7
Sporting events   
Football frenzy –finger foods       

Monday, November 4
Thanksgiving makeover        

Monday, December 2
Sweet treats

Call 202-2001 for more information about our Weight Loss Program. Learn about our Healthy and Active Weight Loss Program for Teens.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How much does the program cost?

Free consultation
Orientation One-Time Fee $150
Monthly Program Fee $100
Approximate Weekly Food Expense $80-$100

Does my insurance pay for the weight loss program?

Currently, we do not file. Insurance coverage varies by plan and it is each participant’s responsibility to understand their own coverage and requirements. 

Do I count calories? 

In the beginning, you keep up with calories based on your individualized Basil Metabolic Rate (BMR). 

Do I need to take any supplements?

Our focus is on behavioral change. Changing the behaviors provides the long term necessities for weight loss.

Call 202-2001 for more information about our Weight Loss Program or email us