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Vive Medical Weight Loss and Aesthetics is proud to invite you to our Grand Opening Celebration on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Stop by and tour our brand new facilities, learn more about our aesthetic treatments, sample our delicious weight loss menu, and enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
- Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and exclusive grand opening specials
- Prepay to qualify for discounts
- Complimentary aesthetics consultations and body composition analysis
- Taste our Center for Medical Weight Loss food
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I’ve been struggling with my weight for years but THANKS to Dr. Matthew Pinto and his weight loss program I’ve finally gotten my life back!
I’ve lost over 120LBS and have been able to keep it off for almost a year now. Dr. Matthew Pinto’s program gave me the jump start I was looking for and needed to live a healthier life. Thank you for the encouragement, caring and always going that extra mile to help me achieve my goal.
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Vive Medical Weight Loss and Dr. Pinto featured on Action News
On July 19th of 2012, Dr. Matthew Pinto and Vive Medical Weight Loss and Aesthetics was featured on Philadelphia’s ABC affiliate WPVI, in the Health Check segment of Action News. Action News Health Correspondent Ali Gorman interviewed Dr. Pinto and one of his patients about the benefits of medical weight loss.
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A new weight loss program is getting a lot of attention lately for helping people shed pounds. What makes this different is that it’s medically-based.The program was started about six years ago, but it is now growing as the push to curb obesity grows.
And it is not just about getting into your skinny jeans, it’s about lowering your blood pressure or cholesterol and improving your overall health.
50-year-old Tracey DiCrescenzo of Westmont, N.J. says she feels healthier now than she has in years.
Almost two years ago she was at her heaviest, 250 pounds. She says it hit her at her son’s graduation how unhealthy she was.
“Because after he graduated you had to walk up the hill to meet your children,” she said, “and I remember struggling to walk up that hill.
That’s what brought her to Dr. Matthew Pinto of Marlton, N.J., a family practice doctor who runs one of the Centers for Medical Weight Loss. It’s a national program that helps people lose weight with the help of a doctor.
“We essentially monitor them on a weekly basis,” said Dr. Pinto, “checking their blood pressure, doing lab work, making sure they are healthy while they are on this.”
The standard program starts people off by cutting calories using meal replacements, shakes and bars.
Some critics say this isn’t the best way to change behaviors and teach healthy eating. But Dr. Pinto says it is temporary and helps people addicted to food, break that cycle.
“So it allows them to still get nutrition, still get food,” he said. “But it is not in their mind, the way they look at food.”
Some clients are also given vitamin injections. But Dr. Pinto says they are not miracle shots. People still have to put in the work.
Once Tracey started losing weight, she weaned off the replacement meals. She’s now down 77 pounds. She does one shake in the morning and then eats normal, healthy food the rest of the day.
“I usually try to have a salad at lunch, throw in a piece of chicken,” she said. “Every night I have been grilling eggplant, zucchini, peppers, onions.”
Tracey told me she has totally changed the way she eats, and she likes it.
She also no longer needs blood pressure or cholesterol medication. And her family couldn’t be more proud.
“I am just glad she is healthy and is able to be a little more active,” said Tracey’s son Brett.
“I feel great, I feel healthy, I feel fit,” said Tracey. “I have the confidence now in myself that I can do this.”
And Tracey is now planning on running a 5K next month.
The program also helped Tony Luke Jr. lose more than 100 pounds. And he has kept the weight off.
A study done by the company shows most people do lose weight and keep it off. But there is a small drop-out rate.
Other studies show the weight loss plan is safe. Dr. Pinto says because patients are closely monitored on the program, people with other medical conditions such as diabetes are candidates.
The cost of the program varies. It ranges from as low as $100/month to as high as $250/ week.
There are many centers in our area. Some accept some insurance, others work off of claims. Dr. Pinto’s practice does not accept insurance.
For more information on the program, visit: www.centerformedicalweightloss.com
For more information on Dr. Pinto’s practice, visit: www.vivecenter.com
Welcome to Vive! We are proud to serve the South Jersey area with aesthetic and medical weight loss services of the highest caliber. As a special offer to celebrate our Grand Opening, we’re happy to offer 10% off your first week in our weight loss program. Stop by our brand new office to learn more.
I have tried many weight loss programs and find this one to be the most successful and easiest to maintain. Dr Pinto’s advice and enthusiasm helped me stay focused. Don’t keep telling yourself that you will start a program…Start now and you will feel so much better about yourself
I was able to lose weight without feeling hungry. The meal replacements taste very good and with being able to have a meal, it’s not hard to stay on the program.
Try it for a few weeks and you will feel like a new person. I am in the best shape I have been in for a long time (years!). Dr Pinto not only helped me lose weight but also provided the nutritional keys to keeping the weight off.