What Our Happy Patients Have Said
This journey has been easier because of Sage and the tools they empowered me with all across the board. I have my life back. I feel healthy and vibrant. I couldn’t be happier. – Rita V.
I enjoy going shopping now. Whether with my girls or husband, I have fun trying on new clothes now. I am able to have more of a variety to choose from in the smaller size I now fit in. – Hope.
This program is life changing and everyone in the program from receptionist, dietician, doctors, everyone is awesome! I couldn’t ask for a better team. -Jasmine G.
Every day in a thousand ways my life is so much improved. My mobility, clarity of thought, energy, and productivity are back and better than they have been since my 30’s. -Connie F.
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Our Team Helps You LOSE WEIGHT
Our Sage Bariatric’s non-surgical medical team consists of:
- Dr. Monica Anz-Cavazos
- Dr. Henneth Corado
- Linda Golden, DNP
- Vanessa Rodriguez, FNP
- Heidi Jensen, MS, RDN, LD
Accurate Metabolic Testing
Sage Bariatric is excited to offer direct testing of your body’s resting metabolic rate using the BodyGem indirect calorimeter.
Instead of estimating, we can measure your actual resting metabolic rate. This is the most accurate assessment of how many calories a day your body burns and helps to calculate your calorie intake needed to lose weight. The procedure only takes about 20 minutes and is performed in our office. The device we use is the same one used on the show The Biggest Loser, as seen on NBC.
Unlike many weight-loss programs, Sage Bariatric Institute accepts insurance! If you have health insurance, we will use your insurance just like any other doctor’s office. This helps patients be consistent in their care and come for regular visits, which is key to long-term success.
A comprehensive program is designed for each patient. We look at obesity from multiple angles. We have many components that affect our weight such as appetite, emotions, food, and metabolism. For many, it’s a combination of all of those. We determine what each patient needs to focus on and create an individualized plan that works.
The team utilizes an array of treatment options. Pharmacologic treatments such as appetite suppressants are commonly used. Some of these anti-obesity medications, or “weight-loss drugs,” help by focusing on controlling appetite. Others concentrate on the part of the brain that causes cravings. Still others affect how we perceive hunger. At times, we use a combination of the different medications to help patients tackle hunger and focus on health. We pay careful attention when choosing medications for each patient, and we monitor patients closely to make sure the medications are working in a safe and effective way.
Dietary support is important to lose weight. Heidi Jensen, MS, RDN, LD is the Registered Dietitian on the team. Heidi received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and her Master of Science in Nutrition from Iowa State University. She is certified in Adult Weight Management by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. She enjoys helping individuals find their motivation for healthy lifestyle change in a fun and encouraging way.
Weight loss is possible with the right support!
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