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.

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.

You have access to a wide range of medical and surgical options, including a unique OPTIFAST® program called “Change Your Weigh” to surgical weight loss with the most established bariatric surgery team in the region. We find the solution that’s right for you and stay with you along the way.

Customized treatment plans

Each year, we help thousands of people reach a healthy weight. We work with you to develop the weight-loss plan that meets your needs. We offer a variety of group and one-on-one medical weight loss options, as well as the OPTIFAST® program and weight-loss surgery. Learn more about obesity.

Robust support

We emphasize patient education, so you feel fully informed about your weight-loss options. We offer support groups and one-on-one sessions with members of our team.

For people who choose weight-loss surgery, our team of patient navigators provide assistance throughout your journey to keep you on track. Before your procedure, you will work with a patient navigator to assure you are prepared for surgery. Then, our post-surgery navigator will help you adjust to your new lifestyle and so you can get the best results and achieve your goals.

Expert surgeons

LVHN is home to one of the nation’s busiest bariatric surgery centers, performing more than 800 surgeries per year across our network. Our bariatric surgery team is the largest in the region and has performed more than 5,000 total surgeries in the past 15 years. They use minimally invasive techniques — including laparoscopic and robotic bariatric techniques. Your surgeon will work with you to determine which approach is best for you.

Our expert team also performs revision surgeries for patients, including surgeries to convert from a gastric band to a different type of procedure. Together, we help people live healthy, active lives.