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RGV Endocrine Center -  - Endocrinology, Diabetes, Thyroid, Hormone & Weight Loss Specialist

RGV Endocrine Center

Endocrinology, Diabetes, Thyroid, Hormone & Weight Loss Specialists located in McAllen, TX

Over 71% of adults in the United States are either overweight or obese. At RGV Endocrine Center in McAllen, Texas, expert endocrinologists Gloria Ortiz, MD, FACE, ECNU, and her team offer medical weight loss to help you achieve your goal weight and maintain it for life. To learn more about the weight loss treatments available at RGV Endocrine Center, call the office today.

Dr Gloria Ortiz is Board Certified in Obesity Management, and Ms Claudia Maldonado, PA, and Ms Shanta Salinas, NP have obtained a Certificate of Advanced Education in Obesity Medicine from the Obesity Medicine Association.

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Weight Loss

What is medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss at RGV Endocrine Center is a medically supervised weight loss treatment that increases your chance of successfully getting and keeping excess weight off long term. Your provider offers medical and hormone-related treatments in addition to diet and exercise counseling. Medical weight loss is highly effective and can drastically improve your life.

What are the benefits of medical weight loss?

Some of the many benefits associated with medical weight loss at RGV Endocrine Center include:

  • A lower risk of chronic diseases
  • Better disease management
  • More energy
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Long-lasting, safe weight loss
  • Medical supervision

Your chances of effective weight loss and long-term healthy weight management increase when choosing medical weight loss with endocrinology specialists at RGV Endocrine Center.

What happens during my first weight loss appointment?

During your first medical weight loss appointment at RGV Endocrine Center, your provider reviews your medical history, weighs you, checks your vital signs, and completes a physical examination.

They might recommend you undergo blood tests or other forms of diagnostic testing to assess hormone levels, vitamin and mineral levels, blood sugar, and other chronic disease indicators. Hormone imbalance can affect the outcome of your weight loss program.

Weight loss specialists create custom meal plans, menus, and exercise regimens. They counsel you about additional healthy lifestyle changes you can make. 

Based on the results of diagnostic testing, they may suggest you try thyroid medication, weight loss medicines, dietary supplements, or hormone replacement therapy.

What should I expect during subsequent weight loss visits?

During subsequent weight loss appointments at RGV Endocrine Center, which you may attend once weekly initially, your provider evaluates your weight and vital signs. They monitor your weight loss progress and answer questions you have along the way.

Your weight loss specialist may assess levels of hormones, blood sugar, vitamins, and minerals within your blood. They can adjust your treatment regimen as needed to optimize weight loss, your health, and overall quality of life.

Don’t settle for being overweight or obese when effective weight loss solutions are available at RGV Endocrine Center. Book an appointment to achieve a healthier weight today.