Vanderbilt Weight Loss Center / Medical Weight Loss Program

Medical Weight Loss Program

The Medical Weight Loss Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center offers a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to deliver proven long-term weight loss results. Our team of experts work with you to create a personalized weight loss plan combining medical treatment, nutrition, exercise and psychological support. Together, we can help you lose weight and stay healthy for life. 

Medical Weight Loss: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Collaborative care. Our board-certified doctors work closely with registered dietitians and exercise physiologists to help you make healthy lifestyle changes. Together, we help you achieve long-term weight loss.
  • Customized care. Our team will perform a comprehensive evaluation to tailor a weight loss plan to meet your unique needs and health goals. Your tailored plan may include working with a registered dietitian and exercise physiologist to create a healthy diet and safe fitness program.
  • Advancing research and treatments. As part of an academic medical center, our team is continually exploring new and innovative approaches for weight loss. To help you achieve life-changing results, we provide you with access to the latest proven treatment options.  
  • Ongoing support. After you start your personalized weight loss plan, your care team will follow up with you to see how you’re doing or if you have any questions. You can schedule follow-up visits with our registered dietitian or exercise physiologist to discuss your lifestyle changes, as needed.
  • Health and fitness facility access. You can join the Vanderbilt Dayani Center for Health & Wellness (a medical fitness facility) for a reduced membership fee. As a member, you have access to a variety of classes and specialists to help you exercise safely on your own.
  • Responsive team. We want to make your experience as seamless and stress-free as possible. You can use our secure online portal, My Health at Vanderbilt, to contact your care team 24/7, schedule appointments, manage your medications and access your medical records.

Conditions We Treat

  • Obesity: Obesity is a chronic disease that increases your risk of serious health problems, including type 2 diabetes, joint pain, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Obesity impacts a person through excess weight and weight-related health conditions. It is diagnosed by a measurement called the body mass index (BMI), a ratio of your height and weight. If you have a BMI of 30 or higher, you suffer from obesity and will benefit from treatment of this chronic disease.

Treatments We Offer

After you complete the comprehensive evaluation, our team will schedule you for a nutrition assessment and exercise consultation. In turn, we will discuss different weight management options with you, which may include:

  • Exercise plan. You will work with our exercise physiologists to develop a safe and effective fitness plan with your specific goals in mind.
  • Diet plan. You will meet with our registered dietitian to create a nutrition plan that supports your healthy lifestyle changes.
  • Medication. We work with you and your care team to monitor the ongoing effectiveness of your medication.

Patient Education

Body mass index (BMI) is a method of screening for a weight category using the ratio of your height to your weight. The result is used as an index of obesity. Calculate your BMI.

Locations

Vanderbilt Weight Loss Center
Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 22200
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 322-6000
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Medical Weight Loss Care Team


For Referring Physicians

To arrange a consultation or make a referral for medical weight loss, call (615) 322-6000.