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Weight Care and Management

Obesity is a Complex Medical Condition

We now recognize that obesity is not simply due to lack of willpower or poor food choices and lack of exercise.

Obesity is a complex disease resulting from the interaction of genes, biology and behavior, and affected by social, economic and cultural factors. Research has advanced our knowledge of the many health benefits of weight loss, and of the strategies that work best to help people lose weight. We use our knowledge of these factors to provide state of the art weight management programs offering a variety of effective tools to treat the whole person.

Obesity is Treatable

Obesity is not simply a matter of being “out of shape” or a few pounds overweight. It is a serious, chronic health problem that can significantly increase your risk for hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, respiratory problems and even cancer.

Obesity is treatable with medical supervision and lifestyle changes. At ChristianaCare’s Weight Management Center, we can help you achieve permanent weight loss and reduce your risk for obesity-related illnesses. View the video below for more information on how obesity occurs.

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Supporting You to Succeed

Success starts with a long-term plan. We offer a full array of options, including one-on-one counseling, group classes, personalized medically supervised programs, a meal-replacement program and bariatric surgery. Our programs are directed by board-certified doctors who specialize in metabolic diseases and weight control. You will benefit from the collective knowledge and experience of our team, which also includes nurse practitioners, registered dietitians, exercise physiologists and clinical psychologists. In individual sessions and group classes, we will partner with you to implement weight loss strategies that work.

Finding Your Way to Successful Weight Loss

ChristianaCare’s Weight Management Center is now offering our Find Your Way to Successful Weight Loss seminar virtually, so you can accomplish your goals in the comfort of your own home! Call 302-623-3475 and then choose option #2 to Register.

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Recommendations Based on BMI

BMIObesity ClassWeight SmartPersonalized Weight-Loss ProgramPersonalized  Program
(Numetra)
Personalized Program
(Medication)
Bariatric Surgery
25-27Overweight   
27-29.9Overweight
(+2 medical condition)

(+2 medical condition)
 
30-35Obese 
>35 + 2 medical conditionsMorbidly Obese 
40+Morbidly Obese  

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Weight Management Center

501 West 14th Street
Wilmington Hospital
Gateway Building, 4th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801