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Weight Loss

Endocrine Associates of West Village PC

Endocrinology located in Long Island City and Astoria, Long Island City, NY & Murray Hill, New York, NY

Nearly three in four American adults are overweight or obese. Carrying excess weight not only disrupts your endocrine function but also increases your risk of a wide range of health problems. Anastasios Manessis, MD, FACE, ECNU, ABOM, and the team at Endocrine Associates of West Village PC in Long Island City, Astoria, & Murray Hill, New York, offer personalized weight loss programs to help you reach and maintain your ideal weight. Take control of your weight and health today, call Endocrine Associates of West Village PC or schedule a consultation online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is it important to maintain a healthy weight?

Carrying extra pounds doesn’t just impact your appearance and self-confidence. It also has serious health repercussions.

There are well-documented links between being overweight and your endocrine function. For example, your weight affects your risk of developing prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes. It can also interfere with the function of your ovaries or testes, causing disruptive symptoms. 

Additionally, being overweight or obese increases your risk of developing other health issues, such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Sleep apnea
  • Snoring
  • Gallstones

Your weight can even contribute to your risk of certain cancers.  

What is included in a weight loss program?

The Endocrine Associates of West Village PC team offers the neXendo wellness program to help you meet your health goals, including weight loss. The neXendo program is multidisciplinary, combining endocrinology with a registered dietitian and a personal trainer.

Your wellness team works with you to identify any hormonal obstacles to weight loss and create a personalized meal plan and exercise routine to optimize your health and help you reach your weight loss goals. 

Health check

Your program begins with a thorough physical exam and blood tests to evaluate your hormonal health or other diseases that could affect your ability to lose weight. If necessary, your provider prescribes treatment to regulate your hormone function.

Meal planning

You also meet with the registered dietitian to create a nutritious and delicious meal plan that creates a consistent calorie deficit. They provide advice on preparing meals in advance and following a schedule to reduce the food-related decisions you need to make.


When you meet with the physical trainer, you get an assessment of your strength, stamina, and flexibility, and they ask about your goals. Then, they work with you to create a fun exercise routine to keep you engaged and boost your calorie burn. 

What are the benefits of working with a doctor to lose weight?

Losing weight — and keeping it off — is challenging for so many invisible reasons. Working with the Endocrine Associates of West Village PC team helps identify those challenges and includes solutions to get past them.

You also have regular appointments to track your progress. This not only helps increase motivation but allows you and your team to adjust your program when you hit a plateau.

If you’re ready to lose weight and improve your health, call Endocrine Associates of West Village PC or make an appointment online today.