In 1974, a group of physicians at the former Mt. Sinai Hospital in Cleveland concluded that healthy, effective and long-term weight loss required more than just a low-calorie diet. Their research led to the development of OPTIFAST®, the first weight-management program to combine lifestyle education and medical monitoring with a meal replacement plan.
If you’re ready to lose weight for better health and keep it off, the Mercy Weight Management OPTIFAST Clinic in Canton, Ohio – under the medical direction of Joseph G. Vrabel, DO – offers you:
- A calorie-controlled meal replacement plan
- A baseline screening and medical evaluation
- Weekly weigh-ins and educational group meetings
- Six-week membership to Mercy Health & Fitness Center
During Mercy’s OPTIFAST program, you will develop the skills you need to maintain long-term weight loss. Studies show that after two years 50 percent of participants maintained more than half their weight loss and 75 percent maintained medically significant weight loss.
To learn more about the program and sample OPTIFAST products, attend a free informational meeting. Call 330-588-4854 for details and location of our next information session. Appointments are required.
Read more about why OPTIFAST is different from other weight-loss programs.
Mercy Weight Management Awarded National Clinic of the Year!
OPTIFAST® by Nestle Nutrition awarded Mercy Weight Management Clinic of the Year in 2011. Mercy was selected among over 400 OPTIFAST clinics nationwide, 100 of which are hospital-based.