Weight Loss Specialist

Vital Wellness & Weight Loss

Medical Spa & Weight Loss Specialists located in Dallas, TX

If you’ve tried everything but still can’t lose weight and keep it off, you may need the help of a weight-loss specialist. Richard Eller, MD and Michele Cavenee, MD provide customized medical weight-loss treatments for men, women, and adolescents in the Dallas area at Vital Wellness & Weight Loss. Call the office to learn more about how you can lose weight at a healthy rate, or schedule an appointment using the online booking feature.

Weight Loss Q & A

Vital Wellness & Weight Loss

How do I know if I’m overweight or obese?

Doctors and researchers rely on the body mass index (BMI) to determine if adults are overweight or obese. BMI is an easy way to assess your weight category. The following breakdown shows how the BMI measures body fat based on your height and weight:

  • Under 18.5 is underweight
  • 18.5 - 24.9 is normal
  • 25.0 - 29.9 is overweight
  • 30 and above is obese

BMI is a good indicator of your weight status, but you’ll need to get a full diagnostic exam from the team at Vital Wellness & Weight Loss to determine your exact level of body fat.


What are the risks of being overweight or obese?

When you have excess weight, you’re more susceptible to a range of severe health conditions, including:

  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Loss of mobility
  • High blood pressure

In addition to reducing your risk of major health problems, reaching and maintaining an ideal weight can boost your energy level, reduce pain and inflammation, and make you feel so much better.


How do ReShapeⓇ gastric balloons help with weight loss?

The ReShape dual gastric balloon procedure is a new, innovative weight-loss option. Approved by the FDA, ReShape features two balloons that Dr. Eller or Dr. Cavenee place in your stomach with an endoscope.

You’ll be under light sedation and won’t feel a thing. After your doctor places the balloons in their correct position in your stomach, they inflate them and fill the balloons with a saline solution.

The inflated balloons take up space in your stomach and help regulate your portions. The balloons stay in place for six months and make you feel full quickly.


What are the benefits of the ReShape gastric balloon procedure?

The dual balloon treatment comes with several notable benefits, such as:

  • No scars
  • No incisions
  • No permanent changes to your digestive system
  • Quick procedure
  • Rapid initial weight loss
  • Portion retraining
  • Feeling fuller faster

Besides the ReShape procedure, Vital Wellness & Weight Loss includes a year of comprehensive coaching and support to educate you about health and nutrition and encourage you to get more exercise. You’ll meet regularly with Dr. Eller or Dr. Cavenee and have exclusive access to a patient portal to track your weight loss, goals, activities, and connect with other ReShape patients.

To see if you qualify for medical weight loss or the ReShape dual gastric balloon procedure, call the office now or use online booking to schedule an appointment.