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Mount Auburn Weight Management Center

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Choosing a Weight-Loss Program

Find out whether a medical or surgical weight-loss program at the Weight Management Center at Mount Auburn Hospital is right for you.

Candidacy for Medical Weight-Loss Program

You qualify for our medical weight-loss program if you are over 18 and:

  • Aren’t pregnant
  • Have a BMI of at least 30
  • Will commit to long-term lifestyle and behavioral changes
  • Will commit to regular follow-up visits with your doctor long-term

Candidacy for Weight-Loss Surgery

You may be a candidate for weight-loss surgery if you are over 18 and have:

  • A BMI of 40, or a BMI of 35 and significant medical conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure
  • Failed previous weight-loss efforts
  • No untreated metabolic cause for obesity, such as thyroid or adrenal disorders
  • No severe psychological or medical problems
  • No dependency on drugs, alcohol or tobacco
  • Willingness to commit to follow-up care for the rest of your life

What's My BMI?

Enter your height and weight into the adult BMI calculator to learn your BMI and corresponding weight-status category.

Insurance Coverage

Ask your insurance provider how you can qualify for coverage of weight-loss surgery. You may need to send your provider information about your:

  • Weight history
  • Periods of supervised weight loss
  • Consultations with specialists, such as gastroenterologists, cardiologists or pulmonologists

Possible Weight-Loss Surgery Complications

Most people who get weight-loss surgery don’t experience complications. Many of the risks are the same as those involved with any surgical procedure. Before you decide to have surgery, consider the potential complications, including:

  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Infection at the surgical site
  • Injury to the stomach, esophagus or surrounding organs
  • Intolerance of certain foods
  • Leak in your digestive tract
  • Nausea
  • Pain

Additional Bariatric Surgery Resources:

The American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery provides a Patient Learning Center which includes many topics related to weight loss surgery.

Contact Us

Start your weight loss journey with the Weight Management Center at Mount Auburn Hospital. Call today 781-314-7600 option 3 or fill out a preliminary application here.

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