It’s not as simple as diet and exercise. In some cases, achieving and managing a healthy weight can require professional assistance.

Obesity is a medical condition that is treatable when you have the right weight loss specialist and an individualized plan. At Memorial Hermann, we work with you to determine the root cause of the problem and then create a path forward to help you live a healthier life with sustainable weight loss.

If you are struggling with obesity, our comprehensive program provides an in-depth assessment to determine which factors are driving weight gain along with a personalized treatment plan. Our goal is to help you experience a healthier and more active life.

A New Approach

Specialists affiliated with Memorial Hermann’s NewStart Medical Weight Management Program (MWM) use a scientifically based medical approach to weight loss. The process is different from traditional weight loss models because it is a personalized plan that focuses on sustainable change and long-term follow up. Many patients have learned from earlier failed attempts that losing weight too quickly with fad diets or supplements is rarely successful and can also be very expensive.

Who is a Candidate for the MWM Program?

Most patients in a MWM program have a body-mass index (BMI) greater than 30, or a BMI greater than 27 with an obesity-related medical condition. These related conditions include sleep apnea, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, prediabetes or insulin resistance.

Patients who are most successful with the program have a genuine interest in losing weight and improving overall health and are ready to actively start the process and adhere to the plan.

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What is Medical Weight Management?

Medical weight management (MWM) is a science-based medical program for people with obesity. Our goal is to help you create and follow a physician-guided plan for weight loss and long-term wellness.

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Care Concierge Program

With the Memorial Hermann NewStart™ Care Concierge Program, our staff of experienced professionals will help guide you through the entire process and provide the support you need at no additional cost...

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Let's Get Started

Taking the first step toward sustainable weight loss and a healthier life is easier when you have a dedicated partner. Complete the form and our Care Concierge will contact you to get you referred to a physician affiliated with our NewStart Medical Weight Management Program.

Primary Insurance Information

Patient Information

Type 2 Diabetes
Sleep Apnea
Lipid Disorders (High Cholesterol)
Metabolic Syndrome
Heart Disease

Enter your height and weight to calculate your BMI.

As a participant in the NewStart Program, I understand Care Concierge services will be provided to me throughout my weight loss journey. Care Concierge services include, but are not limited to, orientation to the Program, the coordination of medical appointments, and answering questions you may have along your journey.

In furtherance of my participation in the Program, I authorize my health care providers, including Memorial Hermann, to disclose and collect healthcare information from my providers for the purposes of tracking my progress and surgical outcome and, for business operations purposes, such as assessing the services offered by the NewStart program, and marketing.

Submitting this authorization is not a condition of treatment. Information disclosed pursuant to this authorization is subject to redisclosure by the recipient and may no longer be protected.

This authorization is valid throughout my participation in the Program or until revoked. I understand that I can revoke this authorization at any time.

By clicking “submit”, you understand and agree that Memorial Hermann may use the information collected to determine eligibility to participate in the NewStart Program including obtaining authorization form your insurance company, if applicable. You also understand that by clicking “submit” this constitutes your electronic signature to this authorization.


We have received your request to join the NewStart Medical Weight Management. A team member will contact you shortly.