Weight Loss

Why Our Program Works

The Renaissance Center for Medical Weight Loss (RCMWL), a division of Fox Valley Plastic Surgery, teaches patients how to lose weight and keep it off.  This program is different from other weight loss programs patients have tried in the past. The RCMWL has partnered with the highly successful Ideal Protein and the Center for Medical Weight Loss to provide physician-directed weight management based on medical scientific principles that target the root causes of obesity and weight gain, to achieve and sustain a healthy weight in the long-term.  Nowhere else in Wisconsin will you find a similar program, which offers comprehensive, safe, and effective medical weight loss.

The tools which medical weight loss physicians use to help manage weight, are very different from what one finds with commercial programs. First, the RCMWL uses the patient’s metabolism and body composition (mainly fat percentage) as true indicators of weight loss progress. Second, the RCMWL can prescribe safe, low-calorie high protein diets which are specifically designed to help the patient lose weight while breaking the cycle of food addiction. Should a patient choose and if he or she qualifies, the RCMWL can also prescribe an appetite suppressant for the patient. In no case does the RCMWL ever solely prescribe medication.  Finally, the RCMWL has the ability to view weight loss and maintenance within the context of a patient’s total health profile. If there is a condition that requires medication which may be interfering with a patient’s weight loss efforts, RCMWL can consult with the patient’s primary care physician to prescribe a safe, effective alternative to lift those barriers.

Real Patient Story

Read about Steve’s experience at the Renaissance Center for Medical Weight Loss at Fox Valley Plastic Surgery in the Real Patient Stories section of our website.  Steve and his co-workers went on the weight loss plan as a company exercise.  He and his two partners lost over 100 combined pounds.  Being competitive, Steve lost the most weight in the weight loss challenge.  Even after he reached his goal weight, he was inspired to stayed on the weight loss plan and continued to lose even more weight.

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To learn more about medical weight loss and plastic surgery procedures to enhance the weight loss results, please contact the Renaissance Center for Medical Weight Loss today at (920) 233-1540 or request a consultation online.

2010 06 04_1738Every patient has a personalized plan. The basic structure of the program consists of phases. Within each phase there are four basic areas: food, exercise, behavioral counseling, and prescription medication. At the initial visit, patients provide the RCMWL with their medical history, and get a body composition analysis (BCA) to provide a total breakdown of the percentages of fat, muscle, and water in the body. The patient’s resting metabolism and blood pressure will also be taken. The RCMWL will review the medical history and BCA results, and get to know the patient, his/her goals, and his/her special needs. At the end of the visit, every patient will have a personalized plan to get him/her started on your weight loss goals.

“We believe Medical Weight Loss fits in with our overall approach to helping men and women Perfect Their Personal Renaissance. Patients trying to overcome weight issues will succeed with this program because they are working with our highly trained physicians and nurses who help them reach their weight loss goals”, states Dr. Janssen.


2010 05 15_1417 copyDepending on the amount of food which a patient needs for the initial 6 weeks of the program, the weekly price for the complete program varies from $135-$175 per week. If Phentermine or an injectable such as Lipo-B, is desired, the cost rises to $160-$200 per week. If both Phentermine and injectables are desired, the cost becomes $185-$225 per week. Considering that this plan covers almost all of a patient’s dietary needs, the weekly bill for groceries and restaurants becomes virtually nothing, which offsets the cost of the program.

After six weeks, the patient moves to the second stage of the program, which costs $99 (food only), $125 (includes Phentermine or an injectable), or $150 per week (includes Phentermine and injectable), excluding vitamins.

The third stage in which the patient is transitioning to regular food, cost $50-$99 per week, depending on the amount of food and injectables.

FoodsAfter a patient has fully transitioned to regular food, the RCMWL recommends quarterly visits, which are free. Monthly visits are $25 per visit. Patients wishing to purchase food a la carte are charged $24.50 per item. It is surprising how many people like the food, and continue buying the food even after they have reached their goal weight.

Come in for a free consult to get exact pricing based on your personal profile and weight loss goals.


“I feel alive again. I started this program after failing many others. I discovered this program when I came in to have the VNUS procedure done. I had experienced chronic knee pain which is now completely gone since losing the weight. I’ve lost a total of 29 pounds in 6 ½ weeks and continuing. I had been on a sleep apnea machine and since the weight came off I have not used the machine for the last two weeks. My doctors are thrilled with my progress.” – Debbie

“I lost 20 pounds in six weeks without taking the prescribed medication. I feel safe being monitored by medical professionals. The metabolic scale with its weekly readouts has been a tremendous help to stay focused on the goal I have set. The program is easy to follow and convenient and has allowed me to feel better about myself.” – Sherry

“This program is amazing. It is easy to follow and the predicted results were right on.” – Pam

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