Center for Weight Management

and Metabolic Surgery

Center for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery

Improving Health through Weight Loss

The Center for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery is comprised of a multidisciplinary team that dedicates itself to the optimal management of the needs for those who are seeking help with obesity and weight loss along with their related co-morbidities. By using multiple weight loss tools, we eliminate traditional barriers that patients face when receiving care from multiple specialties in different practices.

Our mission is to give patients the tools to reach their optimal weight. Our center gives patients to access to specialists in obesity medicine, bariatric surgery, nutrition, sleep medicine, diabetes, and endocrinology in one location.

Our Center’s collaborative and diverse team of specialists offers the full spectrum of weight loss options:

  • Medical options, including lifestyle changes and FDA-approved weight loss medications
  • Endoscopic approaches, including gastric balloons
  • Minimally invasive surgical options, including Laparoscopic Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (LAPBAND®), or Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

We are committed to the long-term care of our patients and are dedicated to ensuring they achieve and maintain a healthy and improved quality of life. We see any patient who has a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 30 kg/m² (to calculate your BMI, click here). Aside from typical insurance copays and deductibles, the Center does not have additional fees.

At the Center for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery, we care deeply about treating obesity as the medical condition that we know it to be. We have a steadfast dedication to treat every person with compassion and respect while providing the highest standard of clinical care.

Dr. Ali Tavakkoli, Co-Director of the Center for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery, discusses medical weight loss options for patients including medications, surgery and novel new therapies.

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital's Chief of Medicine, Dr. Scott Schissel, discusses the diabetes, endocrinology, weight management and sleep medicine services available BWFH.


Offering comprehensive medical, surgical and psychiatric care as well as complete emergency, ambulatory and diagnostic services to residents of southwest Boston and the surrounding suburbs.