Medical Weight Management

Our Medical Weight Management program is a specialized Obesity Medicine program that uses the best medical practices to safely empower you with the most effective tools for long-term weight management and better health. Excess weight  is a serious medical concern. It may take a specialized medical provider, an Obesity Medicine Specialist (sometimes called a bariatrician),  to help patients control weight and avoid the medical complications that often come with the conditions that accompany excess weight. Obesity Medicine Specialists, have the  education and experience in the art and science of weight management and strive to stay up to date in the treatment of persons with Overweight and Obesity.

We will guide you through a customized plan that includes Nutrition, Physical Activity and Behavior/Habit Change that will help you to lose your excess weight while practicing the skills and habits that will help to maintain this loss and avoid regain.  Our weight management plan is medically monitored and managed by our physicians and nurse practitioners to increase safety and effectiveness.  We see our patients regularly during the active weight loss phase, providing individualized accountability, education, and support.
For those requiring more assistance or education, we have registered dietitians available to help.  Our Behavioral therapists  offer screening, evaluation  and counseling to the patients who may need help to overcome unhealthy habits, an eating disorder, emotional issues, or learn to separate food from the stress of daily life.  We also have some options in the community for persons who need help with becoming more physically active despite physical limitations.

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center is one of only a few bariatric centers to offer not only a multidisciplinary surgical weight loss program, but also a non-surgical, provider-supervised weight management  program for those who do not qualify for the surgical procedures.  We truly strive to be a Comprehensive Weight Management Center for all persons who struggle with excess weight. We truly want you to be successful and healthy!

Learn more about our criteria for qualifying for our Medical (Non-Surgical) Weight Management program. 

If instead, you would like to pursue surgery, we offer surgical options to meet your needs. Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center is the nation's only epicenter for robotic surgery and bariatric surgery, which means that surgeons from around the nation and beyond come to our hospital to learn the latest weight loss techniques from our surgeons.

Our Comprehensive Weight Management Program is designed to address the causes of your problem with excess weight  and empower you with the tools to achieve a healthy weight and maintain it. Weight control is a medical concern, and it may take a Comprehensive Weight Management team to help patients control their weight and avoid/reverse the medical complications that often accompany overweight conditions.

Meet with one of our experts to guide you through a weight management plan that teaches healthy and sustainable habits for long-term success. Our medically monitored and provider-supervised program teaches essential skills to achieve and maintain a healthier weight, with ongoing education and personal support.