Weight Loss Management

​​​​​The UW Medicine weight loss management team understands how important weight loss is to our patients’ lives. That’s why we are dedicated to providing individualized care and exceptional service to support them every step of the way — from the initial consultation through comprehensive follow-up care. 

UW Medicine is at the forefront of the field of weight loss. Through our Habits for Health courses, you will learn how to reach your goals to lose weight, regularly eng​age in brisk physical activity and maintain the weight you lose. In some cases, our healthcare professionals work with you to determine if adding medications could safely help you lose weight. For some people, weight loss surgery may be appropriate. We offer several types of bariatric (weight loss) surgery that result in sustained weight loss, improved health, and greater quality of life. We’re also one of only six centers in the country funded by the National Institutes of Health to study the outcomes of bariatric (weight loss) surgery. 

Meet our Medical Weight Loss Management​ Team (PDF).​

Our approach

The UW Medicine weight loss management team believes in a collaborative approach to healthcare. We treat each patient as a unique individual, and spend time getting to know you and your specific health needs and life goals. Our physicians first carefully assess your health history, medical issues and body type, and discuss your health, goals and treatment options with you. We partner with you to set the diet and exercise plan that will work best for you.

For patients considering surgery, we’ll explain the various weight loss surgical options, including traditional open surgeries as well as less-invasive laparoscopic procedures. We’ll make sure you receive the support and education you need to make an informed decision about managing your weight. Dieticians, social workers, nurse practitioners and physical therapists are important members of our team. Our team provides the counseling and support for you to be successful, regardless of the method or procedure you choose.

The bottom line? The expert weight loss team at UW Medicine can help you improve your health and make a commitment to your new way of life. 

Attend a free seminar at the Weight Loss Management Center

Considering weight loss surgery? Attend a free seminar to meet our weight loss team and learn more about the program and insurance coverage, as well as other topics related to weight loss management and surgical options. 

Considering non-surgical weight loss? Our free seminar will provide you with the information you need to understand your options and our program.

For seminar location and times, call 206.598.2274.