UH Weight Management

University Hospitals Offers Several Options for Individuals Trying to Lose Weight

Have you or someone you know been struggling with weight? Obesity is a serious disease affecting more people than ever before. Unfortunately, as an individual’s weight increases, so does his or her risk of many conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and joint pain. Anyone with a body mass index (BMI) over 27 can afford to lose weight to optimize their health.

The weight management program at University Hospitals offers a wide range of weight loss and weight maintenance approaches that can be personalized to meet each person’s individual needs.

Weight Loss Options

The weight loss options available at UH include:

Individualized Nutritional Counseling

The registered dietitian nutritionists at UH Clinical Nutrition Services provide patients with personalized dietary counseling to help each patient achieve their weight loss goals. Whether the patient has 20 pounds or 200 pounds to lose, a UH registered dietitian nutritionist can help him or her succeed. This is often the first program an individual can try for weight loss.

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Protein-Sparing Modified Fast

The Protein-Sparing Modified Fast (PSMF) is a physician-supervised option designed for rapid weight loss. This diet combines medical, nutritional, and behavioral techniques to help you reach and maintain a healthy weight rapidly. This diet is especially effective for those trying to manage diabetes and insulin resistance.

Learn more: for more information about the UH Protein Sparing Modified Fast, call 440-646-2200.


The Connor Integrative Medicine Network offers a unique approach to healing and wellness that focuses on the whole person, blending traditional medical services with evidence-based, holistic therapies to promote optimum health of mind, body and spirit. Clinical hypnotherapy is an evidenced-based therapy that is highly effective in inducing positive thought and behavior change. Participants are skillfully guided to end compulsive, impulsive, and emotional overeating. Using the power of positive suggestion, participants regain their self-esteem, self-confidence, self-control, self-discipline, and begin choosing the foods that are healthful rather than harmful, and end the emotional and psychological craving for sugars, sweets and salty foods.

Learn more: Hypnotherapy for weight loss

Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric Surgery)

This option is often for those who feel they have failed all other attempts at weight loss. The Bariatric Surgery, Metabolic & Nutrition Center at University Hospitals Digestive Health Institute offers new hope to patients who are 75 pounds or more overweight. Our team delivers individualized, multidisciplinary, and compassionate care to each patient throughout their journey. Patients can expect to lose at least 50 to 75 percent of their excess weight in 12 to 18 months.

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More Information

For more information on any of these programs call 866-UH4-CARE.

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