Diabetes occurs when your blood sugar, or blood glucose, is too high. It can lead to a variety of health problems such as heart disease, kidney disease and eye problems. The two most common types of diabetes are type 1 and type 2, each having a different cause.

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Bariatric Surgery (Gastric Banding, Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass)

Weight-loss surgery can be a life-changing procedure for many people. At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), we have the most established bariatric surgery program in the region. We perform hundreds of successful surgeries every year, including gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, LAP-BAND® and revision surgeries.

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital offers a developmental-behavioral pediatrician who diagnoses and treats complex behavioral, developmental or learning disorders in children. Our expert team provides comprehensive outpatient care for issues that impact a child’s growth and development.

Diabetes in Pregnancy Program

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) offers a program for women who have any type of diabetes before, during or after pregnancy. The Diabetes in Pregnancy Program is unique to the region and provides specialized care for women with gestational diabetes or chronic diabetes mellitus.

Heart Institute Support Services

We understand that it can be stressful to undergo testing and treatments for a heart problem. At Lehigh Valley Heart Institute, our support services team offers the help you need – from financial assistance to support groups – so that you can focus on what really matters: getting well.

Helwig Health and Diabetes Center

The Helwig Health and Diabetes Center provides education and support for people with diabetes to help them live a healthy life.

Kidney and Pancreas Transplant

At Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence, our transplant specialists use the latest technologies and techniques to perform a range of kidney and pancreas transplant surgeries. We guide you through the transplant process with compassion, providing you the highest level of care.

Medical Weight Management

Medical weight-loss is more than a diet. Our weight-loss team at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) works with you to make long-term changes to your lifestyle and approach to food. Your comprehensive plan may include dietary changes, behavior modification and medication.


At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), our registered dietitians work one-on-one with patients to create personalized nutrition plans. Anyone interested in developing healthier eating patterns, as well as anyone in our bariatric surgery or on a medical weight-loss plans will work with one of our dietitians.

Obesity Treatment

At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), our expert weight-loss team of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, behavioral health specialists, surgeons and dietitians works with you to find the obesity treatment that meets your needs. We offer a wide range of options, including medical weight loss, an OPTIFAST® program and bariatric surgery.


At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), we offer an OPTIFAST® program called “Change Your Weigh”. You can lose weight and lower your risk for conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. This comprehensive, medically supervised weight-loss program includes meal replacement, nutrition and behavioral health education and exercise guidance.