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The Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center provides comprehensive options to treat obesity and address the health effects that result from this condition.
The Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center provides comprehensive options to treat obesity, a condition in which the body has too much fat. The long-term effects of obesity are wide-ranging and can be serious. Obesity is a risk factor for:
The Mass General Weight Center is a fully integrated center that supports people of all ages seeking help with obesity and weight loss. We work with you to develop customized treatment plans that draw upon our state-of-the-art behavioral and surgical programs to meet your individual needs. As part of the Digestive Healthcare Center at Mass General, our patients have access to specialists in obesity medicine, bariatric surgery, psychology, nutrition, endocrinology, gastroenterology and pediatrics in one location.
To schedule your first visit with the Mass General Weight Center, you can call 617-726-0373 or request an appointment online. Our staff will ask for a consultation request from your primary care physician, help you schedule an orientation session and answer any questions that you may have. At the new patient orientation you will meet members of our staff and learn about the programs we offer.
Following orientation, we will schedule individual visits with a registered dietitian, a psychologist and a physician specializing in obesity medicine. During these sessions, we will ask questions about your expectations and goals, and learn more about your overall health.
After your visits, the Weight Center team will meet and create a customized treatment plan suited to your needs. This plan may include nutritional, exercise and behavioral counseling, and if appropriate, weight loss surgery. Some therapies may be offered in group and/or individual sessions.
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To learn more about this program or to refer a patient, call 617-726-0373.
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