Not ready for surgery? We have a nonsurgical option that may be a great fit for you! The OPTIFAST Program is a medically supervised weight management program that closely monitors and assesses your physical and emotional progress towards better health and well being. Over a span of 26 weeks, you will participate in a full meal replacement plan and then transition to self-prepared ‘everyday’ meals. OPTIFAST combines comprehensive patient education and support and routine check ups.
Please call the Bariatric Center at 205-783-7991 to schedule a consultation. Ask about special pricing for Tenet health employees!
The OPTIFAST meal replacement diet narrows your food choices down, helping you work towards weight loss and management by controlling the amount and types of food you eat.
Medical supervision provides you with the guidance of our medical staff to help you lose weight safely.
Lifestyle education helps you achieve and sustain better health through nutrition, exercise and lifestyle changes.
Counseling involves individual and group sessions by experts who understand your challenges.
Ongoing personalized support is included both during and after weight loss to help you achieve and maintain success.
By providing exceptional nutritional quality, OPTIFAST’s development and manufacturing standards are amongst the highest in the industry. The Nestle Nutrition Quality Program reassures our patients that our products are high quality and safe for consumption. This certification is similar to that which is used in pharmaceutical manufacturing.
An extensive network of medical weight loss experts have helped develop medical protocols, patient education, and a scientifically validated curriculum for our medical weight-management programs.
Over 80 published studies have validated the results of the OPTIFAST program.
Demonstrating lasting success, five-year follow-up studies show that over 50% of people who complete the OPTIFAST Program are able to keep enough weight off to improve their long-term health.
OPTIFAST has been used by over a million people worldwide since 1974, providing long-term experience and proven success.