Weight Wellness

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UT Southwestern’s Weight Wellness Program offers comprehensive, evidence-based treatments for patients who are overweight or obese.

With providers specializing in medical weight management, nutrition and lifestyle education, bariatric surgery, and endoscopic bariatric therapies, our interdisciplinary team is dedicated to your wellness journey.

Individualized Approaches to Weight Management

UT Southwestern offers a team-based approach to weight management. We partner with each patient to identify that person’s needs and determine the best path to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

Our specialists include physicians, advanced practice providers (nurse practitioners and physician assistants), registered dietitians, psychologists, and expert bariatric surgeons.

Treatments We Offer

We offer experience and expertise in every weight management technique, from medical and nutrition therapies to surgical and endoscopic procedures. Our services for adult weight management include:

Medical weight management, including medications that facilitate weight loss as an adjunct to lifestyle modifications

Health education, including nutrition and lifestyle coaching with supportive counseling to help patients create sustainable changes for optimizing health, quality of life, and weight

Surgery for weight management, an effective treatment for obesity and the associated health risks, enabling patients to live longer and with a better quality of life; we offer a full range of bariatric surgery procedures, including:

Management of nutritional deficiencies and gastrointestinal syndromes for patients after weight loss surgery

What to Expect

Every person is unique, so each treatment plan is personalized. As part of a comprehensive weight management program, all UT Southwestern Weight Wellness patients can expect:

  • A comprehensive, one-on-one medical evaluation and nutrition assessment to determine the best plan of care
  • Information about medical, endoscopic, and surgical therapies for weight loss, including who is a candidate and what current medications and therapies might best fit each patient’s needs
  • State-of-the-art resources that allow us to deliver accurate diagnostic services and successful treatments, including:
    • Body composition analysis with estimation of metabolic rate
    • Lab testing to assess metabolic health and nutritional deficiencies
    • Imaging and other testing as needed to determine the best surgical or endoscopic approaches
  • Follow-up care that can include education, nutrition and lifestyle coaching, counseling, post-surgical care, and medical management of ongoing health needs related to weight

Our specialists make sure you have full access to the best medical care at every step along your journey.