Medical weight loss at Portsmouth Regional Hospital

Medical weight loss — sometimes called non-surgical weight loss — is a structured and medically supervised program designed to help you lose weight.

At Portsmouth Regional Hospital, our team uses a combination of medications, specialized nutrition and exercise to promote weight loss and improved health. Through our Medical Weight Loss Program, you can access a specially trained team of nurse practitioners, registered dietitians and physical therapists.

Medical weight loss works for many people. Some people, however, may benefit from weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Our comprehensive Medical Weight Loss Program can be used as your primary weight loss option, or as part of a surgical weight loss plan.

Whatever path you take to achieve a healthier weight, lifestyle changes are essential to your long-term success.

To learn more about our Medical Weight Loss Program, please call (603) 334-2006.

What to expect from our medical weight loss program

When you choose Portsmouth Regional Hospital as your weight loss partner, you gain a team of medical professionals and various resources to help you.

Our comprehensive weight loss support services include:

Initial evaluation

Our nurse practitioners at Portsmouth Regional Hospital will determine if you are medically cleared to participate in our program.

Personalized plan

Once you are cleared for our program, we’ll work with you to develop a personalized weight loss plan. This will include medications, Optifast — a medically supervised meal replacement program — and nutrition counseling and support.

Physical activity

Exercise is essential for weight loss and ongoing weight management. Our program includes visits with physical therapists who can provide an exercise plan to help you reach your weight loss goals.

Ongoing support

Our registered dietitians will provide ongoing nutritional support by developing a personalized nutrition plan for you.

The benefits of a medical weight loss program

Nonsurgical weight loss programs can significantly improve your health and well–being. You can expect the following:

  • Improved physical health: Losing weight can reduce your risk of developing chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.
  • Increase energy: Carrying excess weight can make you feel sluggish and tired. Losing weight can improve your energy levels, making staying active throughout the day easier.
  • Better mental health: Struggling with weight can affect your mental health, leading to low self-esteem and depression. Losing weight can improve your confidence and self–image, leading to better mental health.
  • Long–term weight loss: Establishing healthy habits leads to sustained weight loss and improved health.

Medical weight loss program admission

If you are interested in our Medical Weight Loss Program, please ask your primary care provider to send us a referral. You will then meet with our nurse practitioner to determine if medical weight loss is right for you.

Phone number: (603) 334-2006

Fax number: (603) 433-4045