A Safe and Effective Weight Loss Solution

Welcome to the NYU Langone Weight Management Program, a comprehensive program designed to meet the medical, surgical, and emotional needs of the severely obese patient.

Like millions of Americans, you’ve tried countless combinations of diet and exercise to lose weight or to keep it off — probably without success. The hard truth is that only about two percent of those who are obese can ever reach and maintain their ideal body weight. However, it’s vital to find a solution that works for you. Morbid obesity is a serious health threat, vastly increasing your chances of developing diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure and suffering premature death.

Fortunately, there is a safe and effective solution for many people who are severely overweight: bariatric surgery. Weight loss surgery is not a quick fix, and it’s not for everyone who is obese. However, when combined with a life-long commitment to proper nutrition and exercise, bariatric surgery can help you lose those excess pounds and maintain a healthy weight, offering you a second chance at life.

The NYU Langone Weight Management Program, one of most highly regarded and experienced centers of its kind, offers several types of bariatric surgery, including the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, or gastric banding — the safest, least invasive, and only reversible surgical option now available. NYU is one of only two centers nationwide approved to perform gastric banding surgery for adolescents, as well as for adults. We also provide follow-up care and perform surgical revisions for patients whose weight-loss surgery was performed elsewhere.

We also offer a non-surgical solution, the Medical Weight Loss Management Program with Dr. Holly Lofton. Dr. Lofton is a medical doctor who specializes in developing individual and group programs for long term weight loss management. Her strategy is to incorporate individual weight history, genetic background, social situations and current stressors along with extensive traditional evaluations of medications, and concurrent medical concerns into a chronic disease approach.

We invite you to browse our Web site, where you can learn more about obesity, medical weight loss management, bariatric surgery, and our doctors, and determine what is best for you.