Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Center for Weight and Eating Disorders

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Welcome to the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is simple and straightforward. Overweight persons should be treated professionally and compassionately.

We know that not all overweight people are the same. Weight problems may result from a variety of factors, including genetics, a slow metabolism, illness, eating or exercise habits, and emotional distress.

We also realize that many overweight persons suffer form serious medical conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea and joint problems. Thus, we make special efforts to customize our programs to meet an individual's specific needs.

We assess the causes of the weight problem, determine its medical and psychological consequences, and then plan a program accordingly.

Member of The Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism (IDOM) and Consultant to the Penn Bariatric Surgery Program