Center for Comprehensive Weight Management
& Bariatric Surgery in Boardman, Ohio

Being overweight can increase your risk of weight-related diseases and health issues. People who are overweight are more likely to develop high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and suffer strokes, cancers and heart attacks. Carrying an unhealthy weight requires treatment.

Southwoods Health has created a comprehensive program to help combat obesity through medical and surgical weight loss solutions. Since each patient has a unique set of circumstances, our team at the Center for Comprehensive Weight Management & Bariatric Surgery focuses on delivering personalized care using a multidisciplinary approach and is dedicated to providing patients a path to a healthier future.

The program starts with an evaluation of each patient’s specific medical problems, disease processes and personal goals. Candidacy for the program is determined by Body Mass Index (BMI). Once a baseline is established, behavioral and lifestyle changes, and diet and nutritional education are discussed.

Weight loss can significantly improve your overall health. Our treatment goal is for patients to live longer, healthier lives.

Medical Management - Nutrition, Medication and Therapy

Southwoods offers non-surgical treatment options, including:

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Medication Management
  • Lifestyle Consultations


Physicians board certified in obesity medicine will develop specifically tailored plans that address both medical and personal needs. These specialists are experts in non-surgical sustained weight loss.

Bariatric Surgical Options

If individual goals cannot be fully achieved through medical management, surgical options are evaluated. All patients choosing surgery must undergo a pre-surgical psychological evaluation, which will help assess behavioral readiness for surgery and stability of mood symptoms. Multiple medical nutritional therapy consultations are also required to ensure ideal outcomes.

If surgery is determined to be the best course of treatment, patients will be scheduled with a fellowship trained bariatric surgeon. These specialists are experts in surgical weight loss.

Compassionate Nurse Navigator

At the heart of these efforts is our Nurse Navigator, who has a long history of helping patients on their emotional and physical journey with obesity. Our navigator works directly with our physicians, serving as a single point of contact for patients, and is available to:

  • Discuss treatment options
  • Educate and guide patients so they understand the options and make informed decisions
  • Coordinate the treatment plan with the medical team
  • Offer support and encouragement to patients and their families

Nutrition Services

A registered dietitian rounds out the care team and plays an important role during the patient’s journey, providing comprehensive nutrition services, including:
  • Clinical assessments
  • Education on disease prevention and healthy eating habits
  • Individualized counseling

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