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Weight Loss Options

The Southcoast Center for Weight Loss is the region's leader in weight loss surgery, offering an incredible program of pre-op education and ongoing post-op support.

We provide coordinated, safe and comprehensive services.

To date, more than 2,500 patients have benefitted from our program, which includes several options to help our patients lose weight and get healthy.

Our bariatric surgeons consult with each patient to discuss weight-loss options and decide which option is best for each individual's unique needs.

Medical Weight Loss

Surgical Weight Loss

Am I a Candidate?

Weight loss surgery is not right for everyone and requires a lifelong commitment to your health.

To be considered a candidate for surgery, you must have the following traits:

  • Body mass index (BMI) of 40+ or 35+ with an obesity-related disease on treatment, such as heart disease or type 2 diabetes.
  • At least 18 years old.
  • Stable psychological condition.
  • Non-smoker.
  • Previously failed medically supervised attempts at weight loss.

Click here to calculate your BMI

Information Sessions

Free educational seminars are held every month on bariatric surgery. Registration is encouraged.

  • Middletown
    Hampton Inn
    317 W Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02842
    Call for schedule
  • Taunton
    Holiday Inn
    700 Myles Standish Blvd, Taunton
    Call for schedule
  • Wareham
    Tobey Hospital
    43 High Street, Wareham
    Tobey OR Waiting Room, first floor
    Call for schedule

Registration is required. Dates are subject to change.

Please call 508-273-4900 for further information and to register for a free seminar.

Insurance Information

Before proceeding with weight loss surgery, it is important to determine what your insurance will cover.

To ensure the most efficient process, call your insurance provider to ask the following questions:

  • What are the criteria needed to proceed with weight loss surgery?
  • Are there any exclusions?

Most insurance providers have specific requirements that must be met in order to obtain coverage for bariatric surgery. Our team has created a general guideline for some of the more common providers to help facilitate this process.

Click here to download our fact sheet "Important Information Regarding Insurance Approval Criteria for Bariatric Surgery" (PDF)


Find a FREE information session near you

Southcoast Center for Weight Loss
100 Rosebrook Way
Wareham, MA 02571
Fax: 508-273-4901

Southcoast Center for Weight Loss
300 Hanover Street, Suite 1F
Fall River, MA 02720
Fax: 508-273-4901


Southcoast is designated as an accredited center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation & Quality Improvement Program.

Southcoast Center for Weight Loss is 5-star recipient from Healthgrades

Southcoast is the only hospital in the region* to receive 5-star recognition for overall bariatric surgery by Healthgrades for 4 years in a row (2009-2012). * "Region" is defined as Providence/New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA CBSA as defined by the U.S. Office of Management & Budget.

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