Surgical Weight Loss

An Insider’s View on Weight Loss Medications


Learn about weight loss medications, and why other methods, including surgery, may be more effective for long-term health. 

“I Should Have Done It Sooner.” Surgical Weight Loss Provides Life-Transforming Treatment for Obesity


For two patients of Emerson’s Center for Weight Loss, the decision to undergo bariatric surgery didn’t just result in better health, it gave them a new direction in life.

Bariatric Surgery Patient Prepares to Run the Boston Marathon!


Heather Hasz, a bariatric surgery patient of the Emerson Center for Weight Loss, is training to run this year’s Boston Marathon and will be co-chair of our upcoming 5k Run~Walk for Cancer Care in May.

Duodenal Switch Surgery at Emerson


Meet Carl, a New Hampshire resident who sought the expertise of David Lautz, MD, with Emerson’s Center for Weight Loss. Carl lost nearly 200 pounds with revisional weight loss surgery and is living a healthy life.

Is Bariatric Surgery Right for You? A Candid Conversation with a Patient and Her Surgeon


Despite her best efforts to lose weight with different diets and exercises, Celina still felt overwhelmed and uncomfortable in her body. But after undergoing bariatric surgery at Emerson’s Center for Weight Loss, she is now on a much healthier path in life. 

Emerson Center for Weight Loss Honored for Bariatric Surgery Excellence by Blue Cross Blue Shield


The Center for Weight Loss at Emerson Hospital was honored recently as a Blue Distinction Center Plus for bariatric surgery by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

In my own voice: Heather Hasz Goes the Distance After Bariatric Surgery


Learn how Heather overcame personal tragedy and obesity on her way to becoming an avid runner and cyclist.

Nourishing the Mind, Body and Soul During the Pandemic


It's easy to feel overwhelmed or stressed these days, so self-care is crucial to good mental and physical health. Use these tips to help nourish your mind, body and soul.

Decision Made – To Finally Lose Weight


“I could hear the passion in her voice for helping people. I thought ‘that’s my doctor,’” says Steve Fales, referring to Laura Doyon, MD, who he turned to for bariatric surgery. More than a year later, his weight is down, his energy levels are up, and he exercises regularly.

Dr. Laura Doyon Becomes First Bariatric Surgeon in Massachusetts Certified in Bariatric Surgery and Obesity Medicine


Laura Doyon, MD, a board-certified bariatric surgeon who practices at Emerson Hospital’s Center for Weight Loss, has been certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She is the first bariatric surgeon in the state of Massachusetts to be certified in both bariatric surgery and obesity medicine.

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