There are many independent weight-loss centers throughout the United States that physicians operate. Several well-known hospitals and clinics have their own weight-loss programs as well, such as the programs at Duke University, Brookhaven Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, and the Mayo Clinic, as of 2015.
Physician-assisted weight loss can help those who are severely obese and have trouble losing weight through diet and exercise alone. It can be costly and is not suitable for all people. When choosing a weight-loss center, patients should thoroughly research each program and the physicians. One's personal physician is often the best resource for finding an effective and reputable program.