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Center for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery (CWMMS)

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. We eliminate the traditional barriers and inefficiencies that patients face when receiving care by multiple specialists by incorporating multiple facets of weight loss tools.

Our center gives patients access to specialists in obesity medicine, bariatric surgery, nutrition, cardiology, sleep medicine, and endocrinology.

Improving Health through Weight Loss

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery (CWMMS) is dedicated to helping our patients develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle by improving and preventing the medical conditions associated with excess weight.

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
  • Minimally invasive surgical options, including Laparoscopic Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (LAPBAND®), or Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

The specialists at CWMMS also are actively researching new, innovative treatments for weight loss.

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.

Do I Qualify to Be Seen at the Center?

To know if you qualify to be seen at the Center for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery please visit the NIH Body Mass Index Calculator.

Your BMI must be 30.0 or above in order to be seen by one of our clinicians.

Helping You Make the Right Choice

There are many available strategies to promote weight loss and improve health. Our Center helps patients navigate these choices to find the method(s) that would be most effective for each individual.

Each patient who comes to our Center is evaluated by both a physician and a dietitian who specialize in weight loss and health management. During this evaluation, our specialists explain the benefits and risks of each available treatment option and help the patient chose the treatment option that best fits their needs. Our focus is on individualized treatment for improved health and long-term success.

To learn more about the Center or to refer a patient for an evaluation, please contact us at (617) 983-7280 or via email at

Where To Find Us

The Center for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery has locations at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital.

If your appointment is at Brigham and Women's Hospital, it will be located at 45 Francis Street, in the Brigham Medical Specialties Schuster Suite, Boston MA, 02115. The Center for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery Clinic is open at this location on Wednesday mornings. To find the clinic, if you arrive through the 45 Francis Street entrance, you will turn left and pass the blood drawing station and Patient Financial Services office on your left. Turn left one more time and walk to the door at the end of the hallway where you will find the Brigham Medical Specialties Schuster Suite. View directions and shuttle information.

For Referring Providers:

Referrals to the Center for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery can be made through an order in Epic [Ambulatory Referral to BWH Weight Management> Center for Weight Management (Obesity Consultation)] or by calling 617-983-7280.


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