The Weight & Wellness Center offers comprehensive, evidence-based programs that promotes healthy weights, lifestyles, and a reduction of weight-related medical conditions for individuals of all ages.
We offer innovative medical and surgical treatments as a personalized plan to achieve your health and wellness goals. Programs can be offered alone or in combination to create a personalized plan.
Developing your personal care plan
Based on a complete medical and lifestyle consultation, we work with you to create a customized weight and wellness plan, which may include one or more of the following treatment options:
- Pediatric Lipid and Weight Management Center
Children and adolescents at the Weight & Wellness Center are seen in the LivNHealthy Clinic of the CHaD Pediatric Lipid and Weight Management Center, which is led by pediatric experts in cholesterol and weight management.
- Adult: Healthy Lifestyles Program
A multi-disciplinary team based program with a provider, health coach, dietician, exercise specialist, and behavioral health specialist to guide you on your wellness journey. This is a 12-month program with the goal to improve your health, wellness, and quality of life. It is a group program that is self-directed and aimed at providing you with the skills and strategies to live a healthy life and work toward a healthy weight (5-10 percent) total weight loss.
- Anti-obesity medication
While healthy nutrition and increased movement are key factors to achieving weight loss, weight loss medications in addition to lifestyle changes can lead to greater weight loss. You will be examined to determine if medications would be beneficial. Many patients do not need medications to lose weight.
- Bariatric Surgery
Dartmouth-Hitchcock has a well-established bariatric surgery program with surgeons who are experts in the field. We work with you to determine if this type of surgery is the best approach for you, and to coordinate your care with the appropriate Dartmouth-Hitchcock location. We also provide supportive care before and after your surgery. The Bariatric Surgery Program holds free information sessions at each of its Dartmouth-Hitchcock locations. Learn more or sign up to attend a free information session.