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  • Medical, Behavioral and Surgical Weight Loss

  • The Miriam Hospital offers multiple programs to lose weight safely, restore health and return to a full range of activities.

    All forms of treatment aim to safely eliminate or improve weight-related health issues to help patients on their path to a healthier life. 

    • Weight Management Program

      The weight management program provides comprehensive, medically supervised treatment for overweight adults. Treatment combines medical monitoring, behavior therapy, exercise instruction, three levels of calorie reduction and nutrition education. Learn more  
    • Bariatric Surgery

      Bariatric surgery may be the next step if you remain severely obese after trying non-surgical approaches, or if you have an obesity-related disease. Bariatric surgery should be considered only for a person diagnosed with morbid obesity; it is not for those with a mild weight problem. Learn more  
    • Weight Research

      Several weight control research studies are currently enrolling participants of all ages and backgrounds. Your participation in these leading-edge programs may lead to innovative weight management treatments. Learn more

    The videos below offer highlights of our weight loss programs.

    Weight Management Success
    Weight Loss Surgery, A Life-saving
    Journey: Adrian's Story
    Is Weight Loss Contagious?


    The Weight Management Program treats not only the physical effects of obesity but the psychological effects as well. Vincent Pera, MD and some recent patients discuss the program and successes.


    After spending time in the ICU for    complications due to obesity, record producer Adrian Price sought the help of The Miriam Hospital's bariatric surgery program and regained his health.


    Tricia Leahey, PhD, from The Miriam Hospital Weight Control and Diabetes Center, has published a study on team-based weight loss, suggesting that shedding pounds can have a ripple effect.