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Weight Loss Wellness Center for Adults & Children (WLWC)

Winthrop-University Hospital offers a wide range of medically supervised weight loss and health enhancement programs for children, adolescents and adults. Emphasizing lifestyle changes to control weight and improve health, the programs are conducted by multidisciplinary teams of weight experts, including endocrinologists, gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, cardiologists radiologists, psychiatrists and bariatric surgeons, as well as nurses trained in the safe and specialized care of overweight or obese patients. Their approaches include comprehensive medical screenings, nutrition assessments, personalized nutritional care plans, behavior modification and exercise, as well as medication and surgery, when indicated. Emotional and social support, as well as community education, are fundamental to the Center's programs. Their efforts are supported by a solid foundation of research and clinical trials.

Services and programs include

Bariatric (Weight-Loss) Surgery

Basic Science Obesity Research

Body Composition Research Facility

Healthy KIDS Program

Weight Management Program for Adults

Program Summaries

Bariatric (Weight-Loss) Surgery Program (BSP)

The BSP is a weight loss surgery program for individuals unable to lose weight using conventional medical methods. The procedure involves a major gastrointestinal operation that limits how much the stomach can hold. Winthrop's bariatric surgery team performs laparoscopic gastric banding, and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and minimally invasive sleeve gastrectomy. They provide a high level of personal attention, taking each step with each patient along their journey to weight loss.
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120 Mineola Boulevard, Suite 320
Mineola, NY 11501

516-663-3300
516-663-8936
Collin Brathwaite, MD
  157 E. Woodside Ave.
Patchogue, NY 11772

631-265-7000


Basic Science Obesity Research

Integrating the work of basic scientists and clinicians in the fields of endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology, oncology, pulmonology and rheumatology, basic science obesity research focuses on the disease-causing mechanisms responsible for the development of cardiovascular complications in diseases such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension and kidney failure.
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Suite 505-B
222 Station Plaza North
Mineola, NY 11501

516-663-2028
Louis Ragolia, PhD

Body Composition Research Facility

The Body Composition Research Facility includes the Bone Mineral Research Center, which is involved in body composition analysis, including total body fat mass, lean mass and skeletal mass.
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Suite 350
222 Station Plaza North
Mineola, NY 11501

516-663-2772
John F. Aloia, MD

Healthy KIDS Program (HKP)

The HKP combines nutritional guidance, physical exercise and behavior modification to facilitate successful and sustainable life style changes for overweight children, adolescents and their families.
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Suite 210
120 Mineola Boulevard
Mineola, NY 11501

516-663-3919
Siham Accacha, MD

Weight Management Program for Adults (WMPA)

This is a comprehensive, medically supervised weight loss and health enhancement program for adults.

The program offers structured diet with weekly classes led by a nutritionist. The focus of the program is for patients to learn to eat healthy and engage in other healthy lifestyle.

We provide personalized nutritional care plan as well as medication modification during weight loss when indicated.

Requirements of the program include exercise and attendance at the behavioral modification classes.
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Suite ML-6
1300 Franklin Avenue (Healthtrax Building)
Garden City, NY 11530

516-663-3511
Namyi Yu, MD

516-663-4786 (3438)
Donna Norkaitis, MS, RD, CDN
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