Gout is a particularly painful type of arthritis that results from high blood levels of a compound called uric acid,
which forms when your body breaks down purine, a substance common in foods such as dried beans and peas, asparagus, salmon, organ meats and mushrooms. Gout occurs when the body does not break down uric acid the way it should. 

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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.

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.

Weight Loss and Management

Lehigh Valley Health Network’s weight-loss team provides a comprehensive, lifelong approach to wellness and weight management. Our experienced providers, including surgeons, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, registered dietitians and behavioral health specialists, help you meet your health goals.