VISITOR RESTRICTIONS effective 3/15.
To protect the health of our patients and staff, Lowell General Hospital is restricting all visitors — unless pre-approved by each patient's care team.
View our COVID-19 (Coronavirus) updates online or call our information hotline at 978-942-2850.
The Center for Weight Management has cancelled our in-person bariatric information sessions and patient programs until further notice due to precautions with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). However, Information sessions are available online in English.
Please call our office for further information at 978-788-7200.
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.
The Center for Weight Management & Bariatric Surgery has many options to help meet your goals and support you along the way. Find out more at a FREE Weight Management Information Session.
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, take the following steps:
- Attend a workshop to find out more about our surgical weight loss programs
- Prepare questions for your primary care doctor regarding weight loss surgery
- Prepare questions for your surgeon
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