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Medical Weight Loss

Briones Weight Loss Center

Maria Briones, MD

Weight Loss Center & Internal Medicine located in Westchester, Mount Kisco, NY

Are you struggling to lose weight even though you spend hours at the gym and eat a healthy diet? You’re not alone. Losing weight can be a real challenge, and no single weight loss method works for everyone. Board-certified obesity medicine physician Maria Briones, MD, at Briones Weight Loss Center in Mount Kisco, New York, offers individual medical weight loss plans that help you lose the weight and keep it off. For those who need to lose weight quickly and safely, Dr. Briones uses Optifast®. Stop battling your weight: Call the office in Westchester or schedule an appointment online today.

Medical Weight Loss Q & A

What is medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss is a physician-supervised weight loss program. Dr. Briones is a weight loss specialist and has helped many people reach their goal weight with her medical weight loss plan.

Many people struggle to lose weight on their own following a traditional diet and exercise plan. That’s because no single diet or exercise program works for all people. 

With medical weight loss, Dr. Briones creates a personalized weight loss plan that’s safe, effective, and fast while helping you to maintain a healthy weight for years to come.

What can I expect from a medical weight loss plan?

You can expect personalized, supportive, and compassionate care from your medical weight loss plan at Briones Weight Loss Center. Dr. Briones believes that in order to see true results, you need a customized weight loss plan that matches your specific needs. 

When developing your personalized weight loss plan, Dr. Briones takes into consideration your lifestyle, passions and hobbies, and your overall health. She also asks about your weight goals and your weight struggles. 

Dr. Briones takes a holistic approach to medical weight loss, and your plan may include:

  • Customized nutrition plan
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
  • Professionally designed exercise routine
  • Detoxification

During your weight loss journey, Dr. Briones schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your progress, and she adjusts your plan as needed. She also provides guidance on how to incorporate healthy habits into your daily routine that lead to long-term weight loss success.

What is Optifast?

Optifast is a physician-supervised 26-week weight loss program that helps you lose weight quickly and safely. Though results vary, you can lose up to 50 pounds during the 26-week program. 

Losing weight requires a lifestyle change. The Optifast program utilizes a full meal replacement plan that transitions into self-prepared meals over 26 weeks. The program helps you lose weight and provides the support and tools you need to keep it off.

The Optifast program at Briones Weight Loss Center has three phases:

Active weight loss

For the first 12-16 weeks of your Optifast program, you eat only Optifast meal replacement foods. 


During the transition phase, you incorporate healthy, balanced meals into your daily routine and continue to supplement with the Optifast meal replacement items. You remain in the transition phase for 4-6 weeks.


The maintenance phase of the Optifast program continues for up to a year and includes lifestyle and weight loss advice from Dr. Briones.

Start putting your health first. Call Briones Weight Loss Center or book your medical weight loss consultation online today.