Understand Your Weight Loss Options

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If you’ve tried but have been unable to lose weight on your own, Duke Health offers several options to help you lose weight under medical supervision.

Our weight management specialists have years of experience helping children and adults lose weight through our carefully structured, comprehensive programs. With our professional help, you'll gain access to a variety of tools that will help you reach a healthy weight loss goal. In addition to ongoing medical care, we offer:

  • Medical evaluations, check-ins, and health coaching
  • Metabolic testing to help you set your goals and track your progress
  • Expert diet and nutritional guidance so you can adopt healthy lifestyle habits
  • Behavioral health counseling to address and overcome barriers to weight loss
  • Programs, workshops, and classes to build mind and body strength

Ready to get started? Calculate your BMI, then answer a few questions. We’ll use your responses to recommend the best approach for your weight loss journey.

Step 1: Calculate your BMI.

Step 2: Use our tool to identify the right weight loss option for you.

Weight Loss Options for Adults

We work with adults who want to lose weight, adopt a healthier lifestyle, and take control of weight-related conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions. We also work with people who want but do not qualify for bariatric surgery, as well as people who need help maintaining weight loss following bariatric surgery.

Lifestyle and Weight Management Center
Our weight management specialists have been successfully helping people lose weight for more than 50 years. You'll undergo a comprehensive evaluation, then work with our team to develop a customized plan based on your weight, health issues, eating habits, and activity level.

Keto Diet for Weight Management
Duke weight management specialists provide medical supervision and lifestyle counseling to people with chronic conditions including obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, who want to lose weight using the keto diet. In addition to weight loss, published research shows that the very low-carbohydrate, low-sugar diet is an effective method for reducing hunger, increasing muscle mass, and reversing medical conditions to the point where medication, such as insulin, may no longer be needed.

Bariatric Surgery for Adults
Weight loss surgery is a safe, proven option for people who have been unable to maintain weight loss through diet, exercise, and/or medication. While it’s not a quick fix, it can help you achieve lasting benefits when accompanied by permanent lifestyle changes. Our weight management experts and bariatric surgeons help you through every step of this process.

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Weight Loss Options for Children and Teens

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to weight loss. That’s why our team of experts uses a tailored approach that's unique to your child’s needs. When creating their nutrition and exercise plan, we’ll consider what strategies you've tried in the past, whether your child has medical complications that need treatment, and their personal preferences and goals.

Duke Children’s Healthy Lifestyles Program
Our comprehensive weight management program is staffed by pediatric experts in medicine, nutrition, exercise, and behaviors. We help children with excess body weight and their families adopt healthy lifestyle habits by creating a customized approach to nutrition and exercise.

Bariatric Surgery for Adolescents and Teens
Weight loss surgery may be an option for some children ages 14 to 18 who have tried to lose weight for at least six months. We work closely with weight loss surgeons at Duke to prepare children who qualify for bariatric surgery. Duke is home to North Carolina’s only accredited adolescent weight loss surgery program.

Our Locations

Duke Health offers locations throughout the Triangle. Find one near you.

This page was medically reviewed on 12/08/2020