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The Comprehensive Weight Management Program

The Comprehensive Weight Management Program at Winthrop-University Hospital offers the most advanced weight management programs, including minimally-invasive bariatric surgery and medically-supervised weight management.

Proven Weight Management Success: Medically Supervised Weight Loss

Our medically-supervised  weight loss program for adults is managed by a multidisciplinary team of endocrinologists, registered dietitians, nurse practitioners and nurses who are highly trained in providing treatment and support to overweight and obese patients.

You will be supported by a personal coach to help you chose among a variety of options for weight loss and you will have medical supervision and timely adjustment of medications as you lose weight. Our program  is designed to provide ongoing support even after your reach your goals to help you protect the weight you’ve lost.

 We offer the HMR® Weight Management Program which was recently named one of the most effective diets in the country by U.S. News and World Report. This highly-acclaimed program is scientifically-based to promote fast, maximum weight loss and improved health in patients with 30 pounds or more to lose. Winthrop is the only Hospital in New York State offering this program.

Proven Weight Management Success: Bariatric Surgery

Along with non-surgical weight management options, Winthrop-University Hospital also offers bariatric surgery for individuals who are unable to effectively lose weight using conventional methods such as diet and exercise.

Minimally invasive, bariatric treatments have helped thousands of men and women successfully take control of their weight and improve their lives. As leaders in surgical weight management, the Bariatric Surgery Program at Winthrop-University Hospital specializes in the most effective, surgical weight loss procedures currently available:

  • Laparoscopic Gastric Banding
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Our Comprehensive Approach

Along with our advanced surgical options, we provide ongoing support, counseling and nutrition plans to help you achieve and sustain a healthier body and lifestyle. We understand that there are physical, psychological and medical considerations when it comes to treating obesity. This is why our team of bariatric surgeons and skilled medical staff are dedicated to your success.

Weight Management for All Ages

Winthrop’s Comprehensive Weight Management Program provides programs for adults, adolescents, and children. By offering specialized services and support, we are able to provide the highest level of care for our patients.

Healthy KIDS Weight Management Program for Children

Group sessions for children, teens and parents are offered over 10 weekly sessions. Before starting the group sessions, the family is evaluated by a pediatric endocrinologist to screen for complications of obesity. Medical clearance to attend the program and perform physical exercise is required along with a consent signed by a parent.  Parent participation in the program is mandatory. Before and after participation, the youngster receives nutritional assessments from a registered dietitian.

Gaming activities and effective weight management techniques, including nutritional guidance, exercise and behavior modification strategies create a communal and supportive "learning-is-fun" environment that provides a forum for participants to manage their weight and build healthier lives.

Individual Sessions are presented in 12-weekly one hour  segments  These meetings offer the same combination of nutritional guidance, exercise and behavior modification strategies as the group sessions.

Follow-up Sessions are offered for a full year following participation in either group or individual sessions.

CHANGE Program for Overweight Teens

Winthrop-University Hospital and Adelphi University have developed a weight management program to help overweight teens achieve healthy lifestyles. The Comprehensive Health Assessment for Nutrition, Growth, and Exercise (CHANGE) Program is focused on physical exercise, nutrition and behavioral modification specifically for teens, ages 13-18.

How It Works

The CHANGE Program consists of a 12 week session. Each week, teens attend 2 one-hour group sessions at Adelphi University where you are guided through different exercise routines. There are two group nutrition meetings after two different exercise sessions during the course of the 12 weeks.
In order to build group support, siblings and friends are not allowed at the sessions.
 
Upon registering, and before the first session, teens are evaluated by one of the CHANGE Program’s physicians. Clearance for physical exercise will be given by one of our Pediatric Cardiologists.