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About Weight Management

Obesity is a medical condition. Treat it like one.

Being overweight affects more than the way we look. Obesity increases risk for medical problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, joint problems, and diabetes.  

Losing weight is often the single most important thing a person can do to improve health and quality of life. At UMMC Weight Management, we offer surgical and nonsurgical options that treat obesity as the medical problem it is—and get results.

The UMMC difference

  • We take a team approach to care, and our providers include a surgeon, dietitian, psychologist, internal medicine specialist, and physical therapist.
  • Our program is backed by research from Mississippi's only academic medical center.
  • We perform three types of safe, proven bariatric surgery, which are often covered by insurance.
  • We are accredited as a comprehensive bariatric center by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
  • We offer an effective, medically supervised nonsurgical weight loss program.
  • We provide the caring support to make weight loss a permanent part of a healthier life.

The best way to learn about our weight loss services is to attend one of our free information sessions.

Weight Management at UMMC