There’s no simple fix for obesity. But with the support of the team at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), you can achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Whether you’re seeking to make dietary changes or considering weight-loss surgery with the most established bariatric surgery team in the region, we have the treatment options that meet your needs.
Obesity treatment at LVHN
At LVHN, personalized attention is the hallmark of our program: We get to know you, your health goals and your preferences. We want you to fully understand your options so you can make informed and confident decisions about your health and well-being. Together, we find the obesity treatment that is right for you.
When you choose LVHN as your partner for your weight-loss journey, you’ll have access to:
Customized treatment plans
We work with you to develop the weight-loss plan that meets your needs.
We support you throughout your weight-loss journey, helping you live a healthy, active life. From support groups to help with conditions such as diabetes to preparing for life after weight loss, you’ll find the resources and guidance you need for all aspects of your weight-loss care.
LVHN is home to the largest bariatric surgery team in the region and one of the nation’s busiest bariatric surgery centers, performing more than 800 surgeries per year across our network. Our skilled surgeons use minimally invasive techniques, including laparoscopic and robotic bariatric techniques for faster recovery and less scarring.
Care for weight-related conditions
We provide comprehensive care for a range of weight-related conditions so you can live a healthy life. Our experts work with you to help you manage or resolve conditions including diabetes, sleep disorders and heart disease.
Determining the weight-loss and management option that’s right for you
Each year, our expert weight-loss and management team helps thousands of people reach a healthy weight. We work with you to find the right path for you, using important factors to help guide treatment decisions such as:
- Age, overall health and medical history
- Body mass index (BMI)
- Tolerance for specific medications, procedures or therapies
- Weight-loss goals
At LVHN, we offer a wide range of medical and surgical options, including:
Medical weight management
Medical weight management is a whole-person approach to weight loss where our team of physicians, nurse practitioners, behavioral health specialists and registered dietitians develops a customized weight-loss plan that fits your lifestyle.
Surgical weight loss
With the most established bariatric surgery team in the region, we help you find the surgical weight-loss solution that’s right for you and stay with you along the way. We perform hundreds of successful weight-loss surgeries every year, including gastric sleeve, gastric bypass and revision surgeries. Our expert team also performs revision surgeries for patients, including surgeries to convert from a gastric band to a different type of procedure.
Learn more from our experts
Dr. Angela Magadelano, endocrinologist and bariatric medicine specialist with LVHN’s Weight Management Center and Dr. Paul Cesanek, bariatric surgeon with Lehigh Valley Institute of Surgical Excellence talk about all things weight loss and explain our medical weight management and surgical weight loss programs.
Our financial counselors will help you find ways to pay your medical bills through state assistance programs or other medical billing programs offered by LVHN. Learn more about our financial assistance options.