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Weight Loss

Weighing Your Weight Loss options

CMC’s New England Weight Management Institute (NEWMI) has been helping patients meet their weight loss goals for more than a decade and has grown to become the state’s largest surgical weight loss program.

Recognized as a comprehensive center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), we have developed a multidisciplinary team of bariatricians, surgeons, advanced practice providers, registered dieticians and an exercise physiologist experienced in surgical weight loss (bariatric surgery), medical weight loss (bariatric medicine), and meal replacement plans (OPTIFAST®). Our team has a proven track record of success in helping patients achieve weight loss both with and without surgery.

At NEWMI, we view obesity as a complex chronic disease that often requires multiple types of treatments to control. We'll work with you on many fronts to treat this disease. For long term success, we believe in providing you with education on nutrition and exercise principles along with behavioral tools to develop healthier eating habits. In combination with surgical and medical treatments for weight loss, you will have what you need to successfully maintain a healthy weight lifestyle. 

Whether surgical weight loss or medical weight loss is right for you, our dedicated nutritionists and exercise specialists will support you every step of your weight loss journey.

Take the first step and start living the life you want. Contact CMC's New England Weight Management Institute today to learn more about your weight loss options:


​Start living

the life you want

Weight loss surgery offers many rewards—including doing the things you love to do and improving your overall health. The multidisciplinary team at New England Weight Management Institute (NEWMI) offer the most advanced, surgical and non-surgical weight loss options in the state. Join us for a free virtual weight loss information session.

a warm welcome to

Dr. Brett Baker

Dr. Brett Baker has joined the team of medical and surgical providers at CMC’s New England Weight Management Institute (NEWMI) who share a passion for transforming people’s lives. Dr. Baker is a bariatric surgeon who completed his fellowship at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and brings a breadth of experience in metabolic and weight loss surgery and nutrition. “You see people come in happier, no longer in joint pain, no longer on insulin, fewer medications the day after surgery. It’s a big surgery, a big change and people do really well.”

weighing in on

your options

If you're looking to lose weight and improve your health knowing which option will work best can be challenging. Our weight loss experts offer this chart to help compare our comprehensive services to other options.

The COVID-19

obesity connection

“Simply being overweight increases your risk of severe illness. Recent studies have shown that obesity is the primary risk factor for developing a severe case of COVID-19 in those under the age of 55.” Read more of Dr. Andrew Wu’s article in the Union Leader.

Appointment Options in Response to COVID-19


As we respond to the coronavirus disease, we are making it easier—and safer—to get care. The New England Weight Management Institute at CMC is now offering telehealth visits.

  • Existing patients: Telehealth visits are available for pre-bariatric surgery visits, medical weight loss visits, post operative visits for patients greater than one month post op, and OPTIFAST® follow-up visits
  • Patients who currently have an appointment scheduled: Our staff will be reaching out to you soon to determine if a telehealth visit is appropriate
  • New patients: We are continuing to accept new patients for our non-surgical weight loss programs

from the experts at NEWMI

Latest Thinking in Weight Management

The expert team at the New England Weight Management Institute (NEWMI) is proud to share theses articles to help educate you on the complex disease of obesity and the latest research on underlying causes.

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Success Stories

National & Local Recognition
Best of the 603

We’re so proud to be named to the Best of the 603! Thank you to all our wonderful supporters who recognized our cardiology and weight loss treatment services with a silver award and the hospital with a bronze. Always honored to care for our community.
September 2021

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Union Leader Readers' Choice 2021

We are beyond grateful to be part of this community and it is our privilege to care for you. Thank you for your support and for making us your Readers’ Choice in the following categories: Hospital, Cancer Care, Cardiac Care, Childbirth, Emergency Care and Weight Loss.
June 2021

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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield—Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery

CMC has been recognized by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery through the Blue Distinction® Specialty Care program. Congratulations to the staff of the New England Weight Management Institute (NEWMI) for earning this prestigious recognition. To learn about higher quality care for bariatric surgery patients visit Blue Distinction Specialty Care.
April 2021

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