Mercy's Weight and Wellness Clinic in Des Peres, MO provides patients with options to create the best program for their lifestyle and weight loss goals. We take an integrated approach to weight management by giving behavioral counseling, dietary counseling, disease management, exercise counseling, pharmacotherapy, psychological counseling and weight loss surgery.
We believe in personalized medicine at Mercy's Weight and Wellness Department, not one-size-fits-all. Our weight and wellness team evaluates each patient with a thorough physical and medical exam, a review of your diet and exercise history and your goals as a patient.
Treating obesity is more than about getting rid of the extra pounds; it’s also about decreasing associated illnesses and improving quality of life. Obesity is a body mass index (BMI) of 30-39 and morbid obesity is a BMI of 40 or greater. Studies have shown the higher the BMI, the greater risk for associated illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, fertility problems, arthritis/joint pain and others.
We continuously monitor your progress through follow-up appointments and are accessible between appointments through the MyMercy Patient Portal. This application allows our team to communicate, deliver support, and educate you using secure messaging. We offer three convenient locations in Chesterfield, Des Peres and O’Fallon, MO, as well as video appointments, keeping you comfortable in your own environment.
The Mercy Sports Performance Return to Move Program is specifically designed with Mercy's weight and wellness patients in mind. Each 30-minute class is built to burn calories and improve confidence at your own speed. The initial two classes are included with the Weight and Wellness fees and are integral to changing your lifestyle. Classes will be held four times weekly at Mercy Sports Performance in Maryland Heights and Mercy Clinic Weight and Wellness in Ellisville.
At Mercy, we offer compassionate care for a variety of treatment services, including: