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Weight loss and lifestyle enhancement programs designed for you
Do you want to lose weight? Eat better? Add more activity into your life? Are you ready to take steps toward a healthier lifestyle — but don't know how to get started? Whatever your wellness goals, the Rush Center for Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery can help identify the right approach for you.
We know that when it comes to adopting a healthy lifestyle, a one-size-fits-all approach may not work for you. That's why our first step is getting to know you. We want to know what's worked and what hasn't worked for you in the past. We want to know what inspires you. We want to hear about the unique challenge you face in balancing your personal, family and work lives.
We'll take all of this into account as we work with you to create a personalized plan designed around your circumstances and adapted to your needs.
Multidisciplinary team in one location
To create your customized plan, we’ll draw on the expertise and experience of professionals in multiple disciplines. For your convenience, we can arrange your appointment so you can see all of these specialists in one visit. You can also take advantage of group exercise classes and personal training through our relationship with Formula Fitness Clubs. Our team includes professionals in the following areas:
Mental health and behavioral therapy, including goal setting, meditation and mindfulness training, and stress reduction techniques
Exercise and fitness
Plastic surgery, for patients who need body contouring surgery — including removal of excess skin and fat, as well as tightening and reshaping of underlying tissue
Comprehensive weight loss and lifestyle medicine options
Learn about our weight management and lifestyle medicine services
Weight management and lifestyle medicine services include fitness training, nutritional counseling, behavioral therapy and medically supervised weight loss. We'll work with you to design a program that meets your individual needs — because we know that what works for someone else might not be the right choice for you.
Learn about our surgical weight loss services
For many people who have significant weight concerns, bariatric surgery is the most effective way to lose weight and reduce the risk of obesity-related health problems, including diabetes and heart disease. Surgeons use minimally invasive techniques in almost all cases — that means faster recovery and less pain after surgery for you.
Bariatric surgery patient stories
Having struggled with weight her entire life, Lynne started looking into bariatric surgery when it started affecting her general health.
Maria was recovering from a cerebral spinal fluid leak in her brain when she realized her weight was negatively affecting her overall health.
Why Choose the Rush Center for Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery
For people considering bariatric surgery, the Rush Center for Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery offers a full range of procedures — and we use minimally invasive techniques in almost all cases. For many people who are obese, surgery is the most effective way to lose weight and reduce the risk of obesity-related health problems, including diabetes and heart disease.