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Due to ongoing COVID-19 precautions, the Center for Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery has suspended our in-person bariatric information sessions and patient programs until further notice. However, Information sessions are available online in English. Please call our office for further information at 978-788-7200.

Center for Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery

Getting Started with Weight Loss Surgery

Are You a Candidate for Surgical Treatment?

The National Institutes of Health set minimum requirements for recommending bariatric surgery as a treatment option. Check the BMI Calculator and qualifications.

How Weight Loss Surgery Works

Bariatric surgical procedures cause weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold, causing malabsorption of nutrients, or by a combination of both gastric restriction and malabsorption. Bariatric procedures can also cause hormonal changes that affect appetite and blood sugar. Most weight loss surgeries are performed using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic surgery).

Each surgery provides you with an effective tool to help you lose weight and increase your quality of health. Bariatric surgery has been shown to help improve or resolve many obesity-related conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and more. Our team will guide you in choosing a procedure that is best for you.

Taking the Next Step Towards Bariatric Surgery?

If you are ready to change your body and your life, view our online workshop to find out more about our Medical Weight Loss Program and Bariatric Surgery weight loss options. Complete the intake form — with your name, address, telephone number, email, and insurance information. A member of our team will contact you to set up your first appointment. 

What to Expect for Bariatric Surgery

At the Center for Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery, our comprehensive weight loss program is uniquely designed just for you, and will include all the emotional, physical, and medical aspects of weight loss  to ensure you will be successful.

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