Medical weight loss

The decision to lose the excess weight is a commitment to your own best life. Even modest weight loss can improve your physical health, energy levels, mobility and self-confidence.

But, weight loss is not easy. When you need strong guidance, accountability and clinical support  and surgery is not the right option for you Endeavor Health® Weight Management at Edward-Elmhurst Health offers medically-supervised programs to help you lose the weight and keep it off.

Professional weight management

The Endeavor Health® Weight Management team — led by Omar Shamsi, MD and Neha Shah, MD — see patients age 16 and up and use a four-pronged approach to non-surgical weight loss:

  • Medical: Treatment may include the medically-supervised use of FDA-approved weight loss medications with regular monitoring for effectiveness and safety.
  • Nutritional: Our dietitians and nutrition counselors can create a food plan that works best for you and your metabolism.
  • Physical: Exercise physiologists can help build an activity plan that you will look forward to.
  • Behavioral: Psychological counseling can help get to the root of your weight issues and support you behavior modification for a healthy weight and body.


We offer several locations and weight management tracks that will get you to your goal. Our multidisciplinary team will provide the support and guidance you need to be successful in the long term. Schedule your appointment today, call 331-221-6100.

Why Weight? Know Your Options

This informational seminar is designed to help you explore your weight loss options at Endeavor Health® Weight Management. We will walk you through our weight loss programs and give you everything you need to take your first step to a healthier you.

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Lifestyle Under Construction

This medically-supervised, 12-week program will help you trim your waist and lower your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Each week you'll get advice from a cardiac nurse, dietitian, exercise physiologist and a clinical psychologist. The program meets on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Call 630-527-2825 for session dates or visit our classes page for more information.

Do you know your BMI?

If you have a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or greater, your doctor may recommend a medically-based program that includes FDA-approved weight loss medication and monthly check-ups to monitor the medication’s effectiveness.