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About the Northwestern Medicine Bariatric Surgery and Metabolic Health Program

The Northwestern Medicine Bariatric Surgery and Metabolic Health Program begins with an initial assessment by a board-certified physician and a registered dietitian to determine any underlying factors contributing to weight gain or an inability to lose weight.

The program combines treatment, education, behavior modification, ongoing motivation and routine follow-up to help you reach your weight loss and fitness goals. In some cases, medications may be available to help you lose weight.

The New Direction® Program

Northwestern Medicine offers a range of options for weight loss, including the New Direction® Program. This comprehensive weight management system starts with quick weight loss using New Direction® nutritional products, then transitions you to shopping and cooking for yourself. Northwestern Medicine staff members guide your care and help you maintain your weight loss and commit to healthy behaviors.

As part of the New Direction® Program, weekly classes will help you learn more about nutrition, exercise and healthy habits and give you practical tips, such as how to prepare healthy meals and incorporate more physical activity into your day.

Nonsurgical Weight Loss Services

Northwestern Medicine offers resources to help you lose weight and achieve healthy results. Your care is managed by medical professionals and includes ongoing monitoring and support for long-term success.

Our physicians offer a comprehensive array of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and consultation including:

  • Behavioral counseling
  • Dietary counseling
  • Disease management
  • Exercise counseling
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Psychological counseling

Meet the Team


The Northwestern Medicine Bariatric Surgery and Metabolic Health Program offers long-term solutions for obesity. Our team of specialists are experts in weight loss surgery and non-surgical weight loss options and are committed to helping you throughout this life-changing journey.

Meet the Northwestern Medicine Bariatric Surgery and Metabolic Health Team


    Patient Questionnaire

    Please complete our Patient Questionnaire prior to your first appointment to help us work with you to set goals and make healthy choices.

    Weight Loss Classes and Support Groups in the Western Suburbs

    Learn about weekly classes and support groups offered to help you learn about nutrition, exercise and healthy habits and support you on your weight loss journey.

    Pediatric Wellness and Weight Management

    The Pediatric Wellness and Weight Management Program of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital provides compassionate and comprehensive care for children and teenagers who are overweight and want to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

    Care Where You Need It

    Northwestern Medicine offers weight management care conveniently located near you.