If you have struggled to lose weight, you are not alone. The Nebraska Medicine bariatrics team is here to help you overcome your weight-loss challenges and meet your goals. Our team of weight loss experts includes physicians, advanced practice providers and registered dietitians who will work with you to develop a customized weight loss program. Each medical weight loss plan is designed to help you lose weight, avoid future weight gain and improve any weight-related health conditions.

Weight loss may help improve these conditions:

  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes
  • Joint and back pain
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Urinary incontinence in women
  • Fatty liver disease (hepatic steatosis)

Nonsurgical medical weight loss may be right for you if you are overweight or obese with a body mass index (BMI) over 27. If you have tried dieting on your own without success and are ready for a change, our medical weight loss experts are here to help.

What to expect

At your first appointment, you will meet with a member of our weight loss team to discuss your current dietary and lifestyle habits, any medications you are taking and your medical history. Your provider may order further testing based on your unique situation. They will also evaluate lifestyle factors impacting your wellness and help you determine achievable weight-loss goals. Our team of experts will work with you to develop a medical weight loss plan that considers your individual needs and overall health.

Your treatment options could include:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Medication to help with weight loss
  • New Direction meal replacement program
  • Nutritional counseling

Why you should choose Nebraska Medicine

The Bariatrics Center at Nebraska Medical Center is the region’s most comprehensive weight management program, offering both medical and surgical weight loss treatment options for obesity. This is important, because not everyone’s genetic makeup allows them to lose weight in the same way. Your weight loss journey may require one — or a combination of treatment options — to successfully reach your weight loss goals and keep the weight off. Our team understands and is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.

We know that a successful transition to lifelong healthy living requires more than just losing weight. Our team includes physicians, advanced practice providers and registered dietitians to support your medical and lifestyle changes throughout this process.

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The Bariatrics Center at Nebraska Medicine is the most comprehensive weight management program in the region, offering both surgical and medical weight-loss treatment options for obesity. It is designated as an Accredited Comprehensive Center with Adolescent and Obesity Medicine Qualifications by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.


We are proud to be recognized by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska as a Blue Distinction Center+ through the Blue Distinction® Specialty Care program.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska | Designated Blue Distinction Center+ Bariatric Surgery

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