Weight Loss Center

The Cedars-Sinai Weight Loss Center offers a multi-disciplinary approach, incorporating a broad range of medical and surgical services for adults who are somewhat overweight to morbidly obese. Center physicians evaluate each patient and provide the individualized care that is crucial to effective and long-lasting treatment success. This unique, comprehensive weight loss program addresses the medical, behavioral, nutritional and, if necessary, surgical issues related to obesity.

Although it is often perceived as a cosmetic problem, obesity is associated with many serious health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, several types of cancer, sleep apnea, musculoskeletal diseases and other medical problems.

Our expert team of doctors, dieticians and mental health professionals can help you implement the lifestyle changes necessary to achieve sustainable weight loss, enabling you to improve your health. The Center offers weight loss surgery, meal replacements, individualized dietary plans, assessments, classes and support groups.

Cedars-Sinai physicians have led the way in developing techniques for minimally invasive bariataric surgery. The bariatric surgical team specializes in laparoscopic bariatric surgery which has been performed for more than 20 years and has been Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved since 2001.

Using a revolutionary technique known as magnetic resonance spectroscopy, doctors can now measure the amount of fat inside an organ. Prior to this noninvasive technology, the only other method was by performing a biopsy. The goal of this treatment is to fight Type 2 diabetes.

Besides lifestyle and diet, research has shown that weight gain can also be contributed through methane producing bacteria, epigenetics and hunger inducing hormones. Doctors are beginning to slowly realize that obesity is not a one-size-fits-all type of problem, but individualized between lifestyle and diet, and is genetic, hormonal, and microbe-based.