WellSpan Medical Weight Management
2339 S. George St., Lower Level
York, PA 17403
(717) 741-3027 Fax
WellSpan Medical Weight Management - Gettysburg
450 S. Washington St., Suite 1090
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 812-6301 Fax
Medical Weight Management is a physician-guided program that provides education on nutrition, healthy eating habits and improving obesity-related conditions. We also provide links to exercise and physical activity resources, support groups, psychological counseling, recipes, reading material and more.
It is important to realize that weight loss through our program is not a quick fix. For patients who need to lose a lot of weight (more than 50 pounds) it may take a year or more to achieve the goal. Our objective is to provide you with the tools that you need to manage your weight without the yo-yo's of dieting.
According to the American Obesity Association, approximately 127 million American adults are over weight and 60 million are obese. Nine million have progressed to a more advanced condition, termed "morbid" or "clinically severe" obesity. Obesity places an individual at a greater risk for many different types of medical and emotional problems such as high blood pressure; heart attacks; stroke; blood clots; adult onset diabetes; severe arthritis and problems with mobility; lung and breathing problems and significant emotional and social distress.
WellSpan offers a comprehensive approach for individuals who would like to lose weight and develop a healthier lifestyle. A medical weight loss program and a surgical weight loss program are available.
Obesity is a condition that is controlled rather than cured. It is not weight alone which determines obesity, but rather Body Mass Index (BMI). Please refer to the accompanying chart to determine your own BMI or use the BMI calculator.