Saxenda

Thirumalesh Venkatesh, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Seven Hills Medical Center

Thirumalesh Venkatesh, MD

Internal Medicine & Obesity Medicine Specialist located in Brooklyn, NY & Franklin Square, NY

Are you frustrated with your weight? Have you tried every diet possible and keep losing and gaining the same weight over and over again? Thirumalesh Venkatesh, MD, of Seven Hills Medical Center in Brooklyn and Franklin Square, New York, is an obesity specialist who may have a solution with the FDA-approved weight-loss medication Saxenda®. Call the office today or book an appointment online to learn more about Saxenda and how it may help you.

Saxenda Q & A

What is Saxenda?

Saxenda® is an FDA-approved prescription weight-loss medication taken by injection that can help you finally lose the weight for good. Dr. Venkatesh is an obesity expert who understands better than anyone the struggles you face when it comes to weight loss, and he wants you to succeed. Saxenda is one of many tools he offers to help you lose the weight and keep it off.

How does Saxenda work?

Saxenda isn’t like other prescription weight-loss medications. It works like the hormones naturally found in your body that help regulate appetite, specifically the appetite-regulating hormone glucagon-like-peptide 1 (GLP 1). Like the hormones in your body, Saxenda sends a chemical message to your brain that helps regulate your appetite so you feel less hungry and eat less.

To get the benefits, you only need to inject yourself once a day in the abdomen, fleshy part of your thigh, or upper arm.

Am I a good candidate for Saxenda?

Dr. Venkatesh determines if you’re a good candidate for Saxenda after a comprehensive evaluation. To be considered, your body mass index (BMI) must be 27 or greater with weight-related medical issues, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, or you must have a BMI of 30 or more.

While Saxenda helps improve various medical conditions, it’s not meant to serve as a treatment for Type 2 diabetes and may not be compatible with other prescription medications.

When prescribed Saxenda to assist in your weight-loss journey, Dr. Venkatesh closely monitors you for effectiveness and side effects.

Do I need to follow a special diet while on Saxenda?

Yes, you need to follow a low-calorie diet and engage in regular activity when taking Saxenda. The medication may help control your appetite, but weight loss only occurs when you consume fewer calories than your body needs.

Dr. Venkatesh is an obesity specialist who provides a medical weight-loss program that includes a low-calorie diet, activity plan, behavior modification, and ongoing support to help you lose the weight and keep it off.

To get help with your weight loss from an expert who uses every tool available, including the revolutionary medication Saxenda, call Seven Hills Medical Center today or book an appointment online.