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Support for Obesity

NYU Langone doctors provide ongoing support to help people affected by obesity lose weight and maintain a healthy weight throughout life. Specialists at NYU Langone’s Weight Management Program and Weight Management Program at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn are available to help you address any nutritional needs that may arise during and after treatment. Our integrative health specialists offer a variety of techniques to help you recover after surgery.

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Nutritional Support

Whether your weight loss treatment plan focuses on diet and exercise or involves surgery, the first step in managing obesity is to adopt a healthier diet. Our registered dietitians and nutritionists are available to help you create a diet plan that you can follow for the long term. Our team can also help you become more aware of what and how you’re eating.

Physical Rehabilitation

Obesity can limit mobility and put stress on joints. Physical therapists and exercise physiologists at NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation and NYU Langone Orthopedic Center can help you increase muscle strength and endurance as you lose weight. They can also work with you to improve mobility and recover more quickly after bariatric surgery.

Emotional Support

Mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression can cause some people to turn to food for comfort. NYU Langone psychologists can work with you to explore the emotions that lead to overeating and offer healthier, more effective coping strategies. Our doctors can also recommend weight loss groups in your community that may provide inspiration and emotional support.

Tobacco Cessation

Doctors strongly discourage people who have had bariatric surgery from smoking, since the chemicals in cigarettes can interfere with the body’s healing process. In addition, smoking contributes to many of the health conditions associated with obesity. Experts at NYU Langone’s Tobacco Cessation Programs can help you quit smoking for good.

Our Research and Education in Obesity

Learn more about our research and professional education opportunities.