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Weight Management Program

Medical & Surgical Weight Management Solutions at Holyoke Medical Center

Millions of Americans struggle to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Most people have made multiple attempts at weight loss. Holyoke Medical Center has a team of experts who have the experience and technology to help you achieve your weight loss goals. And we are committed to helping you keep the weight off – for life. Out team is able to offer laproscopic gastric bypass, laproscopic sleeve & more. Click the below links to learn more.

Medical Weight Loss
Surgical Weight Loss

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The Holyoke Medical Center’s Weight Management Program, under the medical direction of Dr. Yannis Raftopoulos, has been accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The MBSAQIP Standards ensure that bariatric surgical patients receive a multidisciplinary program, not just a surgical procedure, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success. The accredited center offers preoperative and postoperative care designed specifically for their severely obese patients.


The Weight Management Program is dedicated to provide high quality, patient centered, compassionate and holistic life-long solutions to all patients who are committed to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

What makes the Holyoke Medical Center Weight Management Program Unique?

  • Frequent communication and close follow-up with your team before and after surgery to help you achieve the best possible outcomes
  • Individualized programs that use a multidisciplinary approach
  • Extensive guidance and training in nutrition and exercise
  • The majority of patients require only a one-day stay in the hospital after the operation
  • Our Center incorporates a holistic approach that focuses on the person
  • Life-long weight management skills resulting in excellent long term post surgical results
  • The experience and expertise of our team including Dr. Raftopoulos, Medical Director, who has performed more than 2,000 weight loss surgeries

Three things you should know about our program:

  1. Exemplary status in safety of weight loss surgery
  2. One of the best weight loss results of any program in the country
  3. Close follow up done remotely from the comfort of your home with a unique proprietary individualized and structured nutritional and exercise plan focused to modify your lifestyle long-term

Former Bariatric Patients

If you have had bariatric surgery from another surgeon and you have either relocated, or your bariatric surgeon is no longer available, our Bariatric Center offers a comprehensive care plan which includes regular follow-up with a bariatric surgeon and our dedicated bariatric team.

Prior to your appointment please authorize the release of all your bariatric care records to our office.

We also offer monthly support group meetings to all post-operative patients.

Our Locations

Our offices are conveniently located at:

11 Hospital Drive, 3rd Floor (above the HMC Emergency Department)
Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 534-4757

115 Enfield Street, Suite 110
Enfield, CT 06082
(860) 506-0903

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11 Hospital Drive
Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 535-4757
115 Enfield Street, Suite 110
Enfield, CT 06082