Co-Morbidities

Comorbidities are the conditions that develop as a result of excess weight.  We will verify that any comorbidities are being managed effectively. 

Medications

Some medical conditions and medications can cause weight gain.

Lifestyle Behaviors

Marginal eating behaviors and lack of physical activity may be impacting your weight.

Seminars & Webinars

Our goal is to provide you with information on both surgical and non-surgical treatment options for weight loss.

Stress Management

Wellness of mind, body, and spirit are all intricately woven together.

Epigenetics & Nutrition

“Nutritional phenotype” can be described as the interaction of your genetic expression and your food environment.

Nutrition FAQs

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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery has been shown to be the most effective method for individuals to lose a significant amount of weight and to maintain a lower healthy body weight.

Bariatric Support Groups

Coming Soon

Metabolic Adaptation

Metabolic adaptation is the body’s response to an imbalance of calories (insufficient or excessive caloric intake) or macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, fats) that can alter the body’s use of food for energy.

Sleep Quality

Poor quality and limited sleep may be associated with tiredness during the day and weight gain.

Optimal Nutrition

Let us develop your individualized nutrition prescription!

Hunger

Understanding the difference between “emotional” eating and physical hunger is more complex than changing simple eating behaviors.

Physical Activity

Our goal is to help you improve your physical function, cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength and your capacity to perform activities of daily living.

Evidence Based Nutrition

We follow evidence-based bariatric and nutrition guidelines that are grounded in the scientific and medical literature.

Body Composition Analysis

A dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan provides a state-of-the-art way to assess your body composition.

Plastic Surgery

Info coming soon!
  • Medical Assessment

    Understanding life events that may be associated with your weight history can help determine the best treatment options.
  • Co-Morbidities

    Comorbidities are the conditions that develop as a result of excess weight.  We will verify that any comorbidities are being managed effectively. 

  • Medications

    Some medical conditions and medications can cause weight gain.
  • Lifestyle Behaviors

    Marginal eating behaviors and lack of physical activity may be impacting your weight.
  • Seminars & Webinars

    Our goal is to provide you with information on both surgical and non-surgical treatment options for weight loss.
  • Stress Management

    Wellness of mind, body, and spirit are all intricately woven together.

  • Epigenetics & Nutrition

    “Nutritional phenotype” can be described as the interaction of your genetic expression and your food environment.

  • Nutrition FAQs

    Click to read more!

  • Bariatric Surgery

    Bariatric surgery has been shown to be the most effective method for individuals to lose a significant amount of weight and to maintain a lower healthy body weight.

  • Bariatric Support Groups

    Coming Soon
  • Surgery FAQs

    Read more!
  • Metabolic Adaptation

    Metabolic adaptation is the body’s response to an imbalance of calories (insufficient or excessive caloric intake) or macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, fats) that can alter the body’s use of food for energy.

  • Sleep Quality

    Poor quality and limited sleep may be associated with tiredness during the day and weight gain.
  • Optimal Nutrition

    Let us develop your individualized nutrition prescription!

  • Hunger

    Understanding the difference between “emotional” eating and physical hunger is more complex than changing simple eating behaviors.

  • Physical Activity

    Our goal is to help you improve your physical function, cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength and your capacity to perform activities of daily living.

  • Evidence Based Nutrition

    We follow evidence-based bariatric and nutrition guidelines that are grounded in the scientific and medical literature.

  • Surgery Options

  • Body Composition Analysis

    A dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan provides a state-of-the-art way to assess your body composition.

  • Plastic Surgery

    Rapid City Medical Center's "Black Hills Plastic Surgery" offers Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

    Info coming soon!

Obesity & Weight Loss

Obesity is a complex disease caused by many factors. It is not simply the result of “lack of willpower”, but rather a combination of cultural, environmental, genetic, and individual factors:

Genetics

People with an obese parent are much more likely to be obese than those with lean parents.

Friends & Family

The eating habits and physical activity levels of the people around you have a significant influence on your health behaviors.

Medical Conditions

Some medical conditions and medications can lead to weight gain.

Emotions

Distressing events, major life changes, stress, or boredom can lead to food intake even when you are not physically hungry.

Lifestyle

Increased portion sizes and readily available “junk” food can lead to unhealthy eating habits. Busy schedules and modern conveniences such as cars and elevators make exercise difficult to fit into your daily routine.

Get Started

Schedule your initial consultation with the team at BMI!