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Great Medical Programs – Dr. Briones Medical Weight Loss Center

Losing weight—and then maintaining a healthy weight—can be difficult. Hundreds of people in the Westchester County area have found success with the medically supervised and comprehensive approach offered by Dr. Briones Medical Weight Loss Center. Its professionally designed weight loss program can help you change your relationship with food and give you the discipline, knowledge and tools you need to achieve your goal to shed excessive pounds—and keep them off.

People often get frustrated because they tried, and failed, in their attempts to ‘go it alone,’ but this Mount Kisco-based center offers support and personalized solutions that are fast, safe and effective. 

Changing Your Relationship With Food in a Supportive Environment.

On your first visit, Dr. Briones will consult with you about what you’ve tried in the past, and talk with you about what’s worked, and what hasn’t worked. You’ll discuss any ongoing or previous treatments and medical issues, and set weight loss goals together.

“Losing weight is a process that happens in stages,” says Dr. Briones. “In the beginning, the program is very intensive but when people begin to lose a few pounds and start reaching their goals, they get very excited.”

“My patients say I’m easy to talk with and approachable,” she adds. “When you have a passion for something, you do it well and that transmits to my patients. I see all my patients myself and we create a relationship.”


A Medical Practice Dedicated to Helping People Lose Weight.

Over the course of her medical career—which began in 1994 when she was an internist in New York City—Dr. Maria Briones has concentrated on obesity. Realizing that excess weight can result in related diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke and cancers, as well as hip and knee replacement surgeries, she made the commitment to help her patients take steps to lose weight before obesity took its toll on their physical and psychological health.

All patients undergo a complete health evaluation and must obtain medical clearance before participating in the clinic’s services. Weekly weigh-ins and consultations with Dr. Briones are core elements of patient success. She creates an individualized plan for each patient, one that addresses their medical history, as well as meal planning, food shopping, menus and goals.

Many referrals to Briones Medical Weight Loss Center come from medical and psychiatric doctors who see patients regularly and for annual examinations. “Some medications may cause weight gain. Some patients come to me because they need to lose weight prior to knee or hip replacements, and one patient lost 150 pounds prior to a surgery,” says Dr. Briones, who has helped hundreds of overweight people gain control of their weight, their health and their lives. 

Cool Sculpting, Ultherapy and Other Non-Surgical Treatments.

Patients benefit from customized weight loss plans and medical supervision, and a program that incorporates:

• Nutrition planning

• Body detoxification

• Dietary and vitamin supplementation

• Healthy exercise

• Lifestyle changes

• OPTIFAST meal replacement/planning

As patients near their weight loss goals, treatment services include non-surgical medical interventions and aesthetic treatment options too.

CoolSculpting is a safe, FDA-approved, natural fat-loss solution to remove stubborn pockets of fat. Using a targeted cooling process that freezes fat cells into elimination, CoolSculpting offers results similar to liposuction without surgical incisions. This patented fat-freezing technology typically takes about an hour, with minimal pain or downtime.

Ultherapy is a non-invasive alternative to surgical facelift that rejuvenates skin and lifts and tightens skin to provide a more youthful look. Factors such as lifestyle, sun exposure, lack of sleep and aging can all take their toll on the skin of the neck, under the chin and around the eyebrows. Ultherapy treatments use ultrasound waves to prompt collagen production to restore and smooth skin and stave off the effects of aging. This FDA-approved treatment is customizable, and can be used to target problem areas and reverse or minimize skin laxity and wrinkles.

Additional treatment options are available too, such as bioidentical hormone replacement; Lipo-Light to shape and shrink fat cells using an LED; and medicines for chronic diseases or underlying conditions. Some patients who have struggled to lose weight for a long time may need referrals for therapy to address compulsive eating, anxiety and other issues. 


Successful Weight Loss and Maintenance is Achievable.

Dr. Briones Medical Weight Loss Center serves all of Westchester County, as well as Greenwich and the surrounding tri-state area. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (914) 241.6249.

Dr. Briones Medical Weight Loss Center
344 Main Street, Suite 303
Mount Kisco, NY 10549


Meet the Team

Maria Briones, MD




Natasha Ortiz

Medical Assistant



Alejandra Galvez

Medical Assistant