We never pass your personal details to a third party unless we have a contract for them to process data on our behalf and will otherwise keep it confidential. If we intend to refer a patient to another practitioner or to secondary care such as a hospital we will gain the individual’s permission before the referral is made and the personal data is shared.

Patients who come to the weight loss program at Portsmouth are tested for a range of health concerns—liver and kidney function, diabetes, stomach ulcers, gallbladder problems, hypertension and other issues. Beyond this, they receive psychological assessments and are educated about behavior modification, physical therapy and nutrition. Patients proceeding with the program are required to lose a percent of their body weight through diet and exercise.

My name is Monica, I am a qualified and registered nutritionist. I am Italian and lived and worked in many European countries until 2009 when I finally settled in England. I graduated from the Institute of Optimum Nutrition after four years of studying and clinical training. I have also trained under Patrick’s Holford’s Zest4life team qualifying as a weight loss and wellbeing coach. In 2014 I was awarded the Dian Shepperson Mills Prize for “Outstanding Performance in Clinic”.

The ReShape Duo, developed by California-based Reshape Medical, is the world’s only dual intra-gastric balloon. The dual balloon has 3 potential advantages over traditional single gastric balloons: the shape of the dual balloon fits the natural curvature of the stomach, allowing it to sit in a more comfortable position; the two balloons can hold up to 900ml of saline occupying more space in the stomach,; and as each balloon is filled and sealed independently, in the unlikely chance a balloon should deflate, the other balloon will hold the device in place until it can be removed.

The blood test looks at standard blood parameters, this includes liver function, thyroid, glucose, inflammation markers, cholesterol, red and white blood cells, etc.  This can therefore provide a great tool to track progress.  I often see inflammation markers reduce, glucose regulation improve, cholesterol levels lower. Note: It is not a blood test that looks at “food allergy”
As you move through the program, you return to the facility to attend weekly one-on-one support meetings. At these meetings, your health is monitored and supplements, prescriptions, or injections are administered. This is also a time when you can ask questions and make any necessary modifications to your plan. You may meet with a nurse, medical professional, registered dietitian, or fitness trainer.
Our entire team is dedicated to making you feel secure and comfortable on your weight loss plan. Whether you are a picky eater, an emotional eater, require a willpower boost or have distinct dietary likes and dislikes that need to be addressed – our goal is to make this about YOU. There are no group appointments at Shulman Weight Loss. Rest assured, you will be meeting with your personalized nutritionist in a one on one setting each and every time to get you to your weight loss goal.
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