Medical Weight Loss

Krishna Rayapudi, MD DABOM

Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Obesity Medicine located in Hilliard, Ohio, also serving residents in the greater Columbus area.
Medical Weight Loss

Despite the many treatment choices, people often struggle to reach their weight goals and stay there. At ALIVA Weight Loss in Hilliard and Columbus, Ohio, gastroenterologist and obesity medicine specialist Krishna Rayapudi, MD, offers many treatments for weight loss, serving residents in the greater Columbus area. A pioneer in obesity medicine in Ohio, he offers patients the most current weight loss medications and treatments. Call the office today or schedule your weight loss appointment online.

Medical Weight Loss Q & A

Why is weight loss hard for me?

Weight loss is hard because diet and exercise aren’t always enough. Obesity, a complex disease, can be caused by many things. While diet and exercise play a significant role in weight management, your genetics, age, sex, and medical history also influence your ability to lose unhealthy pounds.

ALIVA Weight Loss specializes in obesity medicine, taking a personalized approach to weight loss, considering everything that’s making it hard for you to lose weight.


What tools help with weight loss?

The gastroenterologists at ALIVA Weight Loss conduct a thorough evaluation at the beginning of your weight loss consultation. They ask detailed questions about your weight history, the types of weight loss programs you’ve tried, and your weight goals.


They review your medical history and complete a physical exam. ALIVA Weight Loss offers many tools to help with weight loss, including:

Nutrition and exercise guidance

Nutrition and exercise are the pillars of all weight loss plans. ALIVA Weight Loss teaches you about nutrition and helps you create a balanced eating plan that fits your tastes, lifestyle, and budget.

They also help you develop an exercise program that suits your fitness level.


Weight-loss medication

Prescription weight-loss medication lowers your appetite and helps you feel full faster so that you eat less. There are many weight loss medications, including new weight loss injections.


I don’t want surgery. Am I a candidate for weight loss medication?

ALIVA Weight Loss determines if you’re a candidate for weight loss medication after your consultation. These medications are recommended for people with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher or those with a BMI of 27 or higher who have weight-related health problems like Type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure (hypertension).

These medications work best with a balanced diet and regular exercise.

ALIVA Weight Loss has all the tools you need to reach your weight goals. Call today or use the online booking button to schedule your consultation.