Weight loss options at Saint Francis

Weight Loss Options

How to Lose Weight and Get Healthy

If you’re ready to lose weight and achieve optimum nutrition, we can help. Saint Francis Medical Center offers three effective programs for people in Cape Girardeau and the surrounding areas who are looking to shed pounds and live better lives.

We understand that every person – and every goal – is unique and important. Whether it’s creating a fitness plan with a trainer or working out at Fitness Plus, changing how you eat with The Healthy Weigh plan, or thinking about gastric bypass surgery at Weight Loss Solutions, you have the power to transform your life.

Get Fit and Healthy at Fitness Plus

Whether you want to firm up and lose weight, get the most out of a fitness program, or introduce healthy changes into your lifestyle, Fitness Plus can help. We have everything you need to help you meet your weight loss and wellness goals.

Lose Weight The Healthy Weigh

Our effective weight-loss program uses diet solutions that teach you how to lose weight safely, keep pounds off, and improve your overall wellness through better eating habits and increased physical activity. The Healthy Weigh is a great program for those looking to lose 10 to 100 or more pounds!

Bariatric Surgery in Cape Girardeau

Weight Loss Solutions, recognized by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) as a Comprehensive Center providing high quality, safe and advanced care, offers possibilities to those who struggle with ongoing weight problems. Led by bariatric fellow trained general surgeons Ryan A. LeGrand, MD, and Carson C. Cunningham, MD, this program offers exceptional weight-loss options (surgical and nonsurgical) for those seriously considering a lifestyle change.

Weight Loss Solutions offers various bariatric surgery options:

Understanding BMI

BMI is a common measurement of obesity. A person with a BMI of 35 or more (approximately 100 pounds or more over ideal body weight) is considered morbidly obese. Morbid obesity raises the risk of early death by 50 percent (when compared to individuals who are not obese).

Knowing and understanding your BMI enables you and your physician to determine appropriate treatment options for obesity and any comorbid conditions that might be present.


To learn more about upcoming weight-loss classes and support groups at Saint Francis Medical Center, check our calendar of events. Visit the Fitness Plus website for more information about wellness and group fitness classes in Cape Girardeau.

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