Medical Weight Management Center

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Clinic Overview

At the Weight Management Center, we bring together the resources and expertise to help older teens and adults whose health and well being is impacted by extra weight. We specialize in patients who are seeking a nonsurgical, long term approach to weight loss, however we work in tandem with the Weight Loss Surgery Center.

Getting to a healthy weight is tough. The causes of excess weight are many and complex--we understand there is more to weight gain than just calorie or energy imbalance. As we assess your situation and design a treatment plan, we take into account all the factors that are contributing to your weight. 

We’ll help you move towards a healthier weight by designing a comprehensive, individualized treatment based on current scientific research and understanding of excess weight. We use many of the resources offered by UMPhysicians.

Our goal is to help you be successful in achieving long term weight loss with improved health and self- esteem. 

Conditions we treat

 Our physicians provide care for patients with excess body weight in the context of:

  • Chronic disease
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Long term use of medications that promote weight gain
  • Endocrine disorders (diabetes, PCOS, metabolic syndrome)
  • Post organ transplant or waiting for organ transplant
  • Back or joint pain
  • Need for rapid weight loss because of serious medical condition
  • Physical or psychological needs or injuries that impact normal weight regulation
  • Re-gain after weight loss surgery
  • Low fertility
  • Strong family history of weight related diseases
  • Multiple failed attempts at weight loss  

Treatments

Treatment includes ongoing comprehensive assessment and treatment and my include any of the following:

  • Dietary education and support
  • Pharmacological review and/or targeted medication trial
  • Exercise capacity evaluation and prescription
  • Psychological counseling
  • Referral to other medical specialists: Sleep Medicine, Cardiology, Pulmonolgy, Psychiatry
  • Referral to rehab therapy: Physical Therapy, Lymphedema therapy

 


Awards and Distinctions
The University of Minnesota Medical Center Weight Loss Clinic has received several awards for our surgical excellence.  We work closely with other specialists within the University of Minnesota Health system to coordinate your care and are proud to be awarded the following:

• Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program with Adolescent Qualifications
This accreditation means our bariatric surgery program is a comprehensive center that has passed a rigorous external national review by fellow surgeons.  In addition, we are one of a very select few programs that have also achieved Adolescent Qualifications by the American College of Surgeons.

• Blue Distinction Center + for Bariatric Surgery
This quality designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield signifies our center delivers high quality bariatric and patient care.  The Blue Distinction + program evaluates our expertise as a physician team, the number surgery’s our clinic has performed, and our track record of results.  We have proven to have a track record for delivering better results, with fewer complications time and time again.  The Blue Distinction + plus indicates our program also met cost measures that address consumers need for affordable care.

A partnership of Fairview and University of Minnesota Physicians

Location Info

Address

University of Minnesota Medical Center
Phillips-Wangensteen Building
516 Delaware St. SE
First Floor, Clinic 1E
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Contact

Helpline/Appointments:
612-626-6666


Hours

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Friday
  • 8 a.m. – Noon
  • 8 a.m. – Noon
  • 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Our Team


 
 

Central Scheduling: 612.672.7422

Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600
 

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