A strategic and optimal approach to weight loss
Losing weight, and keeping it off, can be extremely challenging. Most people know how hard it is to lose weight and how easy it is to gain. It can be even more difficult for people who have pain or stiffness that limits their movement. At the same time, maintaining a healthy weight is especially important for people with musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or gout.
At HSS, we want to help you achieve weight loss so that you can live every day feeling healthier, and so you can keep moving. In the past, you may have tried different diets or exercise programs to lose weight. At HSS, we offer a novel approach to weight loss, in a medically supervised format. We understand that weight is a complex issue with several factors at play. Genetics, medications, and certain medical conditions such as diabetes and sleep disorders are examples of elements that can contribute to weight gain that are out of your control. We understand the challenges of losing weight on your own. That’s why we are here to support you along the way.
If you are being referred by your surgeon for weight loss prior to an operation, we will work alongside you and your surgeon to get you to surgery as quickly as possible. We will focus on helping you get into a healthier state before surgery, so as to set you up for success after the procedure.
As part of the program you will be able to:
Call 212.606.1570 today to schedule an appointment with HSS Weight Management.
Caroline A. Andrew, MD, is an assistant attending physician at HSS. She is board certified in internal medicine and fellowship trained in obesity medicine. Dr. Andrew’s practice helps patients meet their optimal weight loss goals through lifestyle modification, the use of medications and minimally invasive procedures, ultimately benefiting their health, as well as improving their quality of life.
She takes a personalized and compassionate approach to weight loss, performing an initial comprehensive assessment and tailoring recommendations to a patient’s specific history and presentation. Dr. Andrew is a firm believer in the implementation of individualized treatment plans
Sue Xiao Yu, MS, RD, CDN, CDE, is a clinical nutritionist at HSS. A graduate of New York University, Sue has more than 15 years of experience helping patients manage chronic diseases including diabetes, rheumatic diseases and bone health through individualized nutrition counseling. Additionally, Sue is a certified diabetes educator with specialty training in obesity interventions for adults.
She strongly believes that, with proper nutrition, patients can achieve their target weight loss or blood glucose management. Sue is passionate about helping and guiding patients to achieve good health through better food choices and proper nutrition.