Medical Non-Surgical Weight Management
About the program
Our dedicated team of experts is committed to helping people meet and maintain their weight goals. Whether it’s to lose weight for an upcoming surgery, to address a medical condition or simply to reach a personal weight goal, we offer medically supervised, non-surgical weight management options that are safe and effective. This includes nutritional counseling, medication, meal replacement programs, individual and endoscopic procedures.
Losing weight through medical weight management can help improve and sometimes cure many health conditions associated with obesity, including:
- Cancer Risk
- Fatty Liver
- High Blood Pressure
- Joint Disease
- Sexual Health
- Sleep Apnea
What to expect
The first step is to learn about your specific goals. You may need to lose a certain amount of body weight to help in the treatment of a disease. We will work with you in deciding which interventions are best for you based on your goals and explain the advantages and disadvantages of the various options, but the choice will depend primarily on the patient.
We provide therapies under the medical supervision of obesity experts. Patients can choose from the full range of tested interventions:
A ratio of weight to height called Body Mass Index (BMI) is generally used to classify degrees of overweight. A BMI over 25 is referred to as overweight, while BMI over 30 is referred to as obese. Currently, anti-obesity medications are approved for those with a BMI over 27, who also have another health condition (such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, or diabetes mellitus) or BMI over 30.
Body Mass Index Tools
If weight-loss surgery is required, Yale New Haven Health’s bariatric surgeons are available to help with the latest, most proven techniques.
40 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06510
4A Devine St
North Haven, CT 06473
Common Questions About Non-Surgical Weight Management