Medi-Weightloss now in Dubai

March 1, 2014 11:20 am

Leading medical weight loss brand, Medi-Weightloss sets its first international brand in Dubai.

Originally from US, Medi-Weightloss has over 80 outlets in operation since 2005, where it helped patients to lose more than 1.2 Million Kg. The leading US brand chooses Dubai to open its first international branch as obesity is the fastest growing health problem in the region.

“We are excited about the tremendous opportunity internationally. I founded Medi-Weightloss with hopes of providing a sound program for medical providers to combat the United States obesity epidemic. I’ve realized there is a global demand for healthy obesity treatment,” says Edward Kaloust, Medi-Weightloss Founder & CEO.

Offering a three-phase split program, namely Acute, Short-Maintenance and Wellness, Medi-Weightloss is a physician supervised weight loss program. With the consultation of a Medical Doctor and an expert nutritionist the Medi-Weightloss program is largely dependent on the concept of self-discipline, nutrition and fitness rather than artificial and short-term solutions.

Sonia Laflamme is the Leading Dietician for Medi-Weightloss Middle East. Sonia achieved her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Université de Montréal, Canada and completed her Dietetic Internship at St. Justine’s pediatric hospital in Montreal. She is also certified in Adult Weight Management by the American Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

“I have treated many patients who struggle with reaching a healthy body weight. Not only does being overweight affect confidence levels and appearance, but it also contributes to numerous medical conditions such as sleep apnea, hypertension, diabetes, and even depression. What appeals to me about Medi-Weightloss is their scientific and educational approach. Knowledge is power and patients will learn how to live a healthy lifestyle and make positive changes,” says Sonia Laflamme R.D.

With the first location opened in Dubai Healthcare City at AIG Clinics, Medi-Weightloss launches also the contest “MY Reason”. This contest is a community competition where everyone can share its motivation to lose weight. The public will vote and decide who should win. Prizes include a Trip to Thailand for two, Medi-Weightloss Products and discounts.

“We hope that with this contest people in Dubai will share with us their reason to lose weight, along with their motivations and challenges in their weight loss battle. Many of us at some point in our lives struggle to lose weight. Sharing these with the public will allow people to find encouragement from their peers. Medi-Weightloss came to Dubai to help the community achieve a healthier weight and a happier life,” says Sonia Laflamme.


Sofia Santos
Marketing Manager
Medi-Weightloss Middle East
PO Box 505173 Dubai, UAE
+971 528097569