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Find a Beat Obesity Foundation approved physician or surgeon.

The process of finding the right treatment option for obesity can be time-consuming and confusing. We provide individuals affected with obesity a wide range of clinicians to help them in their journey. One of our top daily requests is looking for direct recommendations for physicians or surgeons.

It is very important to understand the difference between a bariatric physician and the bariatric surgeon.

Bariatric physicians offer weight-loss programs that may include medicines, nurses, dietitians or additional licensed healthcare practitioners. Services they offer include medications, nutrition education, behavioral therapy and physical activity. The services may or may not be paid for by insurance and you should always check with your specific plans prior to engaging these clinicians.

Bariatric surgeons provide patients affected with severe obesity surgical procedures such as gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, gastric banding and other surgical procedures. In addition to surgeons some gastroenterologists also offer procedures. In addition to these interventions programs often use dietitians or nutrition counselors and often psychologists to help maximize your weight loss.

The Beat obesity foundation is dedicated to finding you the right specialist in the right location. Our referral service directs hundreds of patients annually. Our online service utilizes high standards and applies accreditation metrics to direct you to the best clinician for you!

For surgical procedures where you have the surgery done can often be just as important as your surgeon. The beat obesity foundation goes to programs, interviews directors and only the highest standards make our list.

If you have any questions regarding these resources please contact our offices at 202-677-5408 or