Welcome to the Web site for the Obesity Consult Center - a 'Center of Excellence'   program at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

We specialize in the treatment of obesity. Founded in 1985, our clinic has achieved stunning results having treated several thousand patients.

We are a unique program, unlike any other in the Northeast. We have a lower risk rate then other published programs, we have a full support team of therapists, nutritionists, physicians and nurses. Our team is exclusively dedicated to nutritional and obesity-related issues.

The Laparoscopic Experts

We have now completed
more than 1,000
Gastric Bypass

See our latest data
on the bypass.

We have performed more than 2,500 gastric bypass surgeries - that's our unique specialization. There is no longer a need to have a large, unsightly scar running down your abdomen as a result of old surgical technologies. All our surgeries are now done laparoscopically. No more large scars!

Using a multidisciplinary approach, we bring together talented clinicians from many fields dedicated to helping people with obesity. We combine the most recent knowledge and technology in nutrition, medicine, behavioral psychology, and surgery to produce medically significant weight loss. We carefully evaluate each individual's needs to create specific treatment options every person in our program.

The Obesity Consult Center offers two main approaches for controlling body weight:

1.   A medically supervised weight-loss program, which includes options such as:

  • a balanced, reduced calorie diet
  • Our Optifast program - a very low calorie formula diet
  • medications to control appetite or reduce fat absorption

2.   Minimally invasive gastric bypass surgery or the newer 'Lap-Band' surgery

  • 95% of our gastric bypass surgeries are minimally invasive (laparoscopic)
  • A comprehensive behavioral support network-both pre-operative and post-operative - with all our surgical programs.
  • Years of experience - more than 2,500 gastric bypass surgeries performed

Both programs have in common the involvement of our team of weight-loss professionals. We offer both individual and group interactions, specific nutrition plans, close medical monitoring and both pre-operative preparation and post-operative support for as long as you need it.

Please spend some time on this Web site, and carefully review all the programs we offer. Whether you are an office receptionist, a airline pilot or a plumber - There are many options available from which you can choose. There are important decisions for you to make.

After you’ve had some time to think about your choices, you may decide to apply to the program. If you already have a good idea what you’d like to do, download an application form here, fill it out, and send it in, or call us for an application form at (617) 636--0158.

It is never too late to seek help. See our gallery of successes for some personal stories.

Our Surgeon
Top Doctor!

See Us on TV!

Web site for
Special PBS report
"Surgical Slimmers"
(click on segments at right
or Watch Video)

If you are interested in
Lap-Band Surgery,
please click here!

New Patients Accepted;
Immediate Appointments

The Obesity Consult Center now is accepting new-patient appointments without wait. for more information.

The content provided in these web pages is for informational purposes only. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. The information in these web pages is provided without warranty of any kind and use of the information is strictly voluntary at the user's sole risk.

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