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 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.
Dr. David Janssen and Dr. William Doubek help patients get the bodies they want. Sometimes it doesn’t involve surgery; however, it always requires commitment on the patient’s part. When it does, Fox Valley Plastic Surgery is there to help. The Wisconsin plastic surgeons are helping women and men from places such as Green Bay, Appleton, Fond du Lac, and Sheboygan perfect their personal Renaissance with the Medical Weight Loss program. Contact Fox Valley Plastic Surgery at (920) 233-1540 to request a weight loss consultation in either the Oshkosh or Appleton office.
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.
Read about Steve’s experience at the Renaissance Center for Medical Weight Loss and other real Fox Valley Plastic Surgery patient stories 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.
Every 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.
The initial consultation fee is $80 for a 90 minute complete consultation, which includes a personal consultation to explain the medical weight loss system, to assess each patient’s eligibility for the program, and to lay out an customized weight loss plan based on actual weight and measurements. Patients can start the plan immediately after the consultation.
Patients can plan on spending $115.00 per week on the Ideal Protein program. Additional support is available to patients in the form of phentermine (an appetite suppressant) or injectable Vitamin B-12 or Lipo-B. These are optional components of the program, and will increase the cost by $25-$50 each week. Due to the restriction of fruit, dairy, and root vegetables, supplements are required. These supplements need to be purchased every four weeks at an additional cost. 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. This is phase 1 of the plan and lasts until the patient achieves his/her goal weight.
Once patients meet their goal weight, they slowly increase their calories to a maintainable level. This is phase 2 and lasts two weeks. During this time, the price of the program is reduced to reflect the change in the amount of product needed. Phase 2 generally costs $85-$135 per week.
Phase 3, when patients are reintroduced to healthy carbs and fats, lasts two weeks. It general costs $85-$135 per week.
Phase 4 is the maintenance phase. Monthly visits are $25 per visit. Patients wishing to purchase food a la carte are charged $29.50 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 weight loss consultation to get exact pricing based on your personal profile and weight loss goals.
Dr. David Janssen and Dr. William Doubek combine experience, refined surgical techniques, and artistry to produce beautiful results for their plastic and reconstructive surgery patients.
“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