Our approach to care
Weight loss and management can rebuild your confidence, restore your energy and reverse certain medical problems. You may no longer need medication or other treatments to help you feel your best.
We understand that obesity is a complex condition that can’t always be solved by diet and exercise alone. For many people, factors like family history, genetics, medications, hormone problems or other underlying health conditions make weight loss difficult.
Our weight management team of experts include:
- Doctors and nurses who specialize in weight management
- Registered dietitians
- Social workers
- Surgeons with advanced training in bariatric surgery
We also offer an abundance of support services, including in-person and virtual support groups and a Healthy Steps exercise program in partnership with the YMCA. We’ll help you figure out what’s causing your weight gain, choose the most suitable weight loss option and learn how to boost your success with behavioral or lifestyle changes.
Weight loss options to suit your needs
Our services include a non-surgical weight loss program for children and adults, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) for people 18 and older. For many patients, insurance may provide coverage for some of these services.
Medical Weight Loss Services
If you’re not interested in (or eligible for) bariatric surgery, our medically supervised, non-surgical program provides professional guidance and support. Services include:
- Counseling & emotional support
- Dietary education
- Exercise planning
- Metabolic testing
- Pediatric weight loss program
- Prescription medications for weight loss
- Meal plans
Get the facts about our medically supervised, non-surgical weight loss program. You’ll learn how our specialists team up to help you reach your goal weight. Watch our NON-SURGICAL video
Bariatric surgery refers to a group of surgical procedures that help you manage your weight. They do so by reducing the size of your stomach or changing the path food takes through your digestive system.
We offer four types of minimally invasive, robotic-assisted bariatric surgery:
- Gastric Bypass Surgery. This procedure makes your stomach smaller. Your surgeon creates a small pouch at the top of your stomach and attaches it to the middle part of your small intestine. Because this new stomach pouch is so small, you feel full after eating small amounts of food. And because food bypasses the top of the small intestine after leaving your stomach, your body absorbs fewer calories.
- Gastric Sleeve Surgery. Also known as sleeve gastrectomy, this procedure reduces your stomach to about 20% of its original size. You’re left with a small, banana-shaped pouch (also called a sleeve). Because this remaining sleeve can only hold a small amount of food (and your digestion slows down), you feel fuller longer.
- Single Anastomosis Duodenal-Ileal Bypass with Gastric Sleeve. Also known as SADI-S, this procedure consists of a sleeve gastrectomy and a bypass of some of the small intestines. This results in less calories being absorbed along with feeling full longer.
- Bariatric Revision Surgery. Some patients who previously had bariatric surgery may need another procedure (called revision surgery) to achieve additional weight loss. Others need corrective surgery to deal with a surgical complication. Our expert team can help you determine whether an additional surgery or endoscopic procedure is right for you.
At least 70% of our patients maintain their weight loss long-term. Bariatric surgery works best when it’s combined with customized diet and exercise plans, and individual or group support.
Find out whether bariatric surgery is right for you. We explain who is eligible for weight loss surgery, the procedures we offer and how to prepare for surgery. Watch our SURGICAL video
Take the first step toward a healthier you!
We make it easy to get started with our medical or surgical weight loss programs. Both programs offer free introductory videos to help you learn more about our services, and decide which approach is best for you.
Non-Surgical Medical Weight Loss Process
Find out how you can benefit from our non-surgical medical weight loss program. Simply create an account and log in to watch our free online seminar and learn more information.
Next, if you decide to schedule a consultation, we'll set up your first visit. Please fill out your new patient paperwork ahead of time by downloading the adult patient packet here and the pediatric patient packet here. Following your initial consultation, you’ll meet regularly with members of our team. Over time, as you become more comfortable managing your weight loss plan, visits can be spaced out accordingly.
Bariatric Surgery Process
If you’d like to learn more about our bariatric surgery program, we offer a free online seminar. Create an account or log in now to watch. After watching the video, you can choose to submit your contact information and request a consultation. This first visit helps us confirm if you’re eligible for bariatric surgery.
If you’re approved for surgery, you’ll need to complete our pre-surgical readiness program. This process, which includes visits with our surgeon, dietitian and social worker, can take several months. We use this time to make sure you’re healthy enough for surgery and feel ready to commit to important lifestyle changes.