Healthy Weight Loss Management
Healthy weight loss isn't just about a "diet" or "program", it's about an ongoing lifestyle that includes long-term changes in daily eating and exercise habits. Summa Health System offers a variety of weight loss management services to meet your family's needs. Check out our list to see what options can help you and your loved ones achieve their weight loss goals.
Akron Area Weight Loss Programs From Summa Health System
Summa Health Bariatric Care Center - Our focus is to help you achieve your weight loss goals and improve your overall well-being. We'll provide a recommendation that is best suited for you. If you are ready to start the journey to a significant weight loss option, call us at 330.375.6590.
- Surgical Management Program - If you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 40 kg/m2 or have a BMI of 35 to 39.9 kg/m2 and medical problems such as diabetes, heart disease or sleep apnea you might be eligible for bariatric surgery. Use our BMI calculator to find out your BMI.
- Medical Management Program - This is a six-month "non-surgical" approach to weight loss and for patients who either do not meet all of the criteria necessary to qualify for surgery. Our goal is to achieve weight loss through exercise, education, support and life-long modification of eating habits.
- Behavioral Management Program - Our board-certified psychologists provide a safe, supportive environment that helps you recognize eating patterns and make behavior modifications to achieve weight loss through a tailored and individualized approach.
Evidence shows that people who lose weight gradually and steadily (about 1 to 2 pounds per week) are more successful at keeping weight off. And, people who have maintained significant weight loss report improvements in not only their overall physical health, but also their energy levels, mobility, general mood, and self-confidence.
Losing weight is not easy, and it takes commitment. And, that's why our weight loss experts are here for you everyday!
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Summa Health Wellness Center - We offer top of the line exercise equipment, fitness programs and assorted classes to our members. As a member you have unlimited access to the indoor walk/jog track, pools, full gym and all strength and cardio equipment. All members are entitled to a free fitness assessment that includes testing the five components of physical fitness: 1) aerobic capacity, 2) body composition, 3) muscular strength, 4) muscular endurance, and 5) flexibility. To learn more about our monthly specials, call 330.342.4400.