Nonsurgical Weight Loss Program

Are you struggling with your weight but nervous at the thought of surgery?

Our practice offers customized nutrition counseling paired with GLP-1 medications to help you lose weight and keep it off

Our experienced dietitian and nurse practitioner in Houston, TX, provide comprehensive weight management programs to help you reach your goals.

What Are GLP-1 Medications?

GLP-1 medications, or glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists, are a group of medications originally used to help control blood sugar levels in patients with Type II diabetes. However, because of the drugs' effects on hunger, the FDA has also approved many GLP-1 medications for use in people with obesity even if they do not have diabetes or other severe health issues. Our non-surgical weight loss team can develop a plan that combines healthy nutrition and lifestyle changes with one of our GLP-1 medication options for healthy, safe results. 

GLP-1 Medications Can Dramatically
Enhance Weight Loss
When Paired With a Healthy Diet and Exercise

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While GLP-1 medications may speed up your weight-loss results, they cannot do it alone. Diet and lifestyle changes are necessary to help you achieve your health and weight loss goals. Our team is here to help you through every step of your weight loss journey, including nutrition and lifestyle choices.

Obesity and Nutrition The Direct Link Between an Unhealthy Diet and Weight Gain

Many obesity-related disorders are a direct result of poor nutrition over the years. When it comes to a healthy diet, there are two main factors to consider:

How Much You Are Eating

The average man requires around 2,500 calories per day, while the average woman needs around 2,000. In today's world with fast food on nearly every corner, cheap sweets at the grocery store, and snacks in every checkout line, it can be easy to consume considerably more calories than your body needs. GLP-1 medications help control hunger and suppress thoughts of food, which helps you regain control over the amount you are eating.

What You Are Eating

Arguably more important than how much you are eating is what you are eating. Nutrition is more than just calories: it is also the types of nutrients you get from your food. This is especially important for people who are taking these medications or who have undergone bariatric surgery, as they will only be able to consume a small amount each day. A diet rich in nutrient-dense foods with plenty of vitamins, lean proteins, and healthy fats will support weight loss and your overall health. 

Ready to Get Started But Unsure How?

Contact Our Houston, Texas, Practice

If this feels overwhelming and you're thinking, "Where do I begin?" — you're not alone. Breaking eating habits you've been building for years can be very challenging, and it's easy to slide back into old ways. Luckily, Dr. St. Laurent and the team at Northwest Endosurgical are here to help you tackle this challenge and create new, healthy habits for life. 

Our customized nutritional plans will give you the blueprint to start and maintain healthy eating habits, and our GLP-1 medications will help expedite the weight-loss process. During your consultation at our bariatric surgery office in Houston, TX, nutrition will be discussed in great detail to ensure you can make healthy choices that will help you achieve and maintain your dream results. Your diet may also be modified to optimize your health as your body composition changes during your GLP-1 treatment. 

Our continued nutritional guidance paired with medication will help you achieve your health goals. We are here to be your resource throughout your weight loss journey. Reach out to us today to get started.

(281) 921-1890

"They may have helped save my life."

"The team at Northwest Endosurgical is amazing.  A summarization of their practice could be, "We Care, and We'll Help You Get There".  They are very good at what they do.  Dr. St. Laurent made me very confident and comfortable during and after the procedure.  The dieticians are excellent.  They are very patient and supportive.  The team stands out by providing accountability and care, without shaming.  The entire staff works in sync with you and the rest of the team.  What else is there to write; they may have helped save my life."

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The Cost of Treatment

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Prices vary based on which medication is provided and your insurance coverage. During your consultation with our registered dietitian and nurse practitioner, we will determine which weight loss medication will meet your needs. We can then check with your insurance to see if it is covered. If not, it may be possible to have the medication compounded for a more affordable price. Book your consultation at our Texas practice today to learn more about our pricing options.

Alternative Medications For Weight Loss

Phentermine

Phentermine is a weight loss drug taken orally that acts similarly to amphetamine by stimulating your central nervous system and decreasing your appetite. 

CONTRAVE

CONTRAVE® is an oral medication that reduces hunger and controls cravings. It combines two medications: bupropion HCl and naltrexone HCl. Unlike Phentermine, CONTRAVE is not considered a stimulant. 

Lomaira

Lomaira™ is an FDA-approved low dose of phentermine that helps suppress appetite. It can be taken up to three times per day before each meal, rather than one large dose every morning. 

Qsymia 

Qsymia® is a combination of phentermine and topiramate extended-release (ER), which helps reduce your appetite. This once-daily tablet helps you feel full throughout the day, controlling your appetite and cravings.

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Choose Bariatric Surgery

For Dramatic Results


While medication with nutrition counseling is a great combination to help you tackle your weight-loss goals, for some, especially those with health concerns, it may not be enough. Dr. St. Laurent is a skilled bariatric surgeon who offers multiple types of bariatric surgery to help you lose a significant amount of weight in a shorter amount of time than diet and exercise alone. Reach out to our Houston, TX, practice to learn more about our bariatric surgery options. 

Dream Results
Are Within Reach
Hear From Our Houston, Texas, Patients

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Susan Loocke

2023

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 Dr. St. Laurent sat down and listened to my issues. He did not give me the impression he had any other patients- I was the number one and only focus during my visit. He explained my issues as well as did a really good drawing to make sure I understood.  Highly impressed.

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Marie Stockdick

2023

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Very professional
The entire staff and doctors were the best in every aspect.
Friendly and explain things in a way you can understand.
You leave with a feel good feeling about yourself.

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Dr. Matthew St. Laurent

Northwest Endosurgical

At Northwest Endosurgical in Houston, Texas, Dr. Matthew St. Laurent helps patients achieve dramatic weight loss and improved health through bariatric surgery. Dr. St. Laurent is one of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in greater Houston, and he is affiliated with several professional organizations, including:

  • The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • The American College of Surgeons
  • The Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • The Obesity Action Coalition
  • The American Medical Association
  • The Texas Medical Association
  • The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)

To schedule a consultation, book online or give us a call at (281) 921-1890.

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