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Comprehensive Weight Control Center

Are you struggling with your weight? Whether you need to lose, maintain or even gain, weight control is difficult. At UCI Health, we understand that finding the right solution is critical to being successful.

Being obese or overweight affects roughly two-thirds of men and women and nearly 30% of children in America. Health risks associated with obesity include cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoarthritis and chronic kidney disease.

With a single phone call to our concierge nurse coordinator — your patient advocate through your weight management journey — we can help you determine the best way for you to control your weight.

To get started, call our concierge nurse coordinator at 888-454-8131.

More options, less stress

UCI Health offers multiple options for weight control, including medical weight management, nutrition and medically supervised diet programs, and integrative health therapies in conjunction with the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute.

Weight management

If you are struggling with your weight and are looking for a program that is medically supervised, look no further than the UCI Health Weight Management Program, led by Dr. Alpesh N. Amin. We’ve been helping people manage their weight since 1987. Our plans emphasize better overall health through exercise, nutrition and positive lifestyle changes. When you reach your goal weight, our maintenance program will help you stay on track with support and practice strategies for long-term success.

Learn more about the Weight Management Program ›

Integrative weight management

For a more holistic approach to weight control, the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute offers a comprehensive assessment and treatment plan to address hormonal and metabolic imbalances as well as mental and emotional factors that impact your weight and nutritional status. Our goal is to help you create the best version of yourself.

In addition to working with one of our integrative health providers, you have the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team including acupuncturists, massage therapists, nutritionists and yoga therapists to improve their chances of achieving healthy and effective weight loss. You can also participate in mind-body courses including Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), tai chi, and biofeedback to manage stress, decrease emotional eating and develop important personal health-management skills.

Our whole-person philosophy recognizes the uniqueness of each individual and the need for personalized treatment plans. Our ultimate goal is to make sure you have the support and the resources you need to learn about your health, understand the reasons for your health concerns and be inspired to make positive change so you can meet and sustain your weight-management goals.

Learn more by calling our concierge nurse coordinator at 888-454-8131.

Endoscopic Services

Are you having trouble losing weight through traditional methods, but surgery may not be an option? An endoscopic weight-loss procedure may be the answer.

Endoscopy, which involves inserting a thin, flexible tube into your mouth and down through your digestive tract, allows for weight-loss procedures that can be done without open surgery. Our board-certified physicians, national leaders in the development of innovative endoscopic technologies, are at the forefront of using endoscopy safely for weight loss.

For people with a body mass index (BMI) of >27, minimally invasive alternatives are available for those who qualify. We offer three outpatient procedures that do not involve incisions or a hospital stay and have no medication side effects.

Procedures

Bariatric Surgery

Patients with a BMI of >40 (or >35 with other health conditions such as diabetes) may qualify for surgical procedures by our bariatric surgeons, who are national leaders in performing the safest and most effective weight-loss surgeries. Along with monthly support group meetings and individual counseling, you are supported throughout your weight-loss journey to help you achieve the results you want.

Our highly skilled bariatric surgery team — which has earned recognition from OptumHealth™ and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association for delivering the highest quality and safest care — also specializes in managing complications from previous weight-loss surgery.

When you come through our doors, we work with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.

Procedures

Our board-certified bariatric surgeons specialize in the following procedures:

See more weight-loss surgery options we offer ›

Concierge Nurse Coordinator

  • Zaida Aguilar, RN
    • Call 888-454-8131 for more information

Weight Management

Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute

Endoscopic Services

Bariatric Surgery Services

Check your BMI

Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight, and it can be used to determine whether or not a person has an appropriate body weight. Use the calculator below to determine your BMI:

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Your BMI can help direct your weight-loss journey. If you are struggling with your weight, talk to our concierge nurse coordinator at 888-454-8131.

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