Treatment & Services
The Weight Loss & Diabetes Center (WLDC) offers a range of services for individuals struggling with weight loss, diabetes, or both. Treatment is provided by a multidisciplinary team in a safe, supportive, and medically sound environment.
Program services include:
. Changing longstanding lifestyle habits can be difficult. Most people benefit from psychological support that uses cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). This evidence-based approach can help reduce binge eating, emotional eating, sedentary lifestyles, and other unhealthy habits. CBT is also used to treat related problems, such as depression and anxiety. Learn more>>
. Using evidence-based guidelines, registered dietitians offer counseling on behavioral and nutritional changes necessary for weight loss and to prevent and/or treat specific medical problems. Participants also receive information on meal planning and cooking instruction. Learn more>>
. With the goal of personal health empowerment, the diabetes management team teaches individuals how to manage and control their diabetes. The program works in conjunction with the more intensive and comprehensive medical nutrition therapy program. Learn more>>
. This medical specialty focuses on the proper functioning of hormones. Formed in the endocrine glands, hormones can affect weight and the body’s metabolism in a variety of ways through the digestive, immune, and cardiovascular systems. They also can impact certain functions of the brain and nervous system. At the WLDC, endocrinologists collaborate with primary care physicians and other specialists on the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes and other weight-related medical conditions. Learn more about other conditions our endocrinologists evaluate and treat >>
Pre- and Post-Bariatric Surgery Services
. For patients who decide to have weight-loss surgery, or have undergone surgery in the past, the Weight Loss & Diabetes Center works in collaboration with Greenwich Hospital’s bariatric surgery team to provide services and support. Learn more about bariatric services at Greenwich Hospital >>
The Center works with individuals who are required by their insurance carriers to participate in a medical weight-loss program before having bariatric surgery. Staff psychologists are available to perform the required pre-surgical psychological evaluation. Also, patients struggling with post-surgical weight loss, body image, or other issues that might arise after bariatric surgery, whether it was performed at Greenwich Hospital or elsewhere, can receive the support and guidance they need through the Center.