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VA Boston Healthcare System

 

Nonsurgical Weight Loss Options

Bariatric Surgery is a TOOL for weight loss – it is not a one-time fix.  Surgery is not for everyone, and we are dedicated to helping our veterans lose weight in the safest and most appropriate way.

MOVE!  is a national weight management program designed by the VA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP), a part of the Office of Patient Care Services to help veterans lose weight, keep it off and improve their health.   http://www.move.va.gov/

MOVE!  is available at most local VA sites, and if it is difficult to attend meetings due to travel expenses or work schedules, TeleMOVE! is also available to our patients.

Useful links:

Bariatric Homepage
Considering Surgery?
Qualifying/Planning for Surgery
Preparing for Surgery
Pharmacy and Medications after Surgery
Non-surgical weight loss options
Meet Our Patients
Helpful Websites