Medical and surgical centre
A multi-disciplinary approach
The Centre offers personalised treatment for patients suffering from obesity, excess weight, as well as eating, metabolic and nutritional disorders.
The Medical and surgical centre for obesity offers patients a holistic approach to all obesity-related diseases overweight and eating behaviour. This multi-disciplinary approach is reflected by the presence of a wide range of specialists including endocrinologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, dietitians, surgeons and physiotherapists.
Patients have the option of following their treatment at one of the two sites, at the Medical and surgical center for obesity in Lausanne or at the La Source Nutrition, Sport and Health Center in Crissier. This extension of the Medical and surgical center for obesity broadens the range of services with a strong emphasis on prevention.
Once a week, all the specialists concerned convene to discuss each case.
Dietetics and nutrition
- Dietary balance and variety
- Sensory aspects of food
- Food intake control
- Tips for better eating
- Food purchasing habits
- Managing liquid calories
- Vegan and vegetarian diet
Rehabilitation and physical activity
- Body composition evaluation
- Metabolism measurement at rest and when exercising
- Muscular and respiratory capacity assessment
- Personalised and progressive exercise programme
- Personalised nutritional advice
Treatment of eating disorders
- Hyperphagia and bulimia
- Psychological disorders and difficulties related to overweight or eating behaviour
- Eating patterns
- Emotion management
- Self-affirmation and self-esteem
- Motivation for change
- Stress management
- Body image
Metabolic and bariatric surgery
- Initial assessment
- Briefing sessions
- Preparatory courses
- Pre-operative assessment
- Surgical procedure
- Post-operative rehabilitation
- Personalised multi-disciplinary follow-up
A multi-disciplinary team
The team at the Centre consists of specialists in the areas of obesity, metabolism, nutrition, psychotherapy, physiotherapy and surgery:
- 3 specialists in endocrinology, surgery and psychiatry
- 2 psychologists-psychotherapists
- 2 dieticians
- 1 team of physiotherapists
- 2 medical secretaries
Once a week, all the specialists convene to discuss each case. The patient is the focus of a multi-disciplinary approach to care.
Psychological and physical rehabilitation consultations are available in English and medical consultations in Italian.
The Medical and surgical center for obesity is also involved in research on obesity and overweight and in the training of professionals in the field.
Did you know?
If prescribed by your doctor, your basic health insurance will cover all outpatient services provided by the Medical and surgical centre for obesity, including consultations with the doctors and psychologists-psychotherapists.
If your BMI* is inferior to 30 kg/m² or if you do not suffer from a specific medical condition, nutrition consultations and certain physiotherapy sessions are only covered by the relevant complementary insurance.
*Body Mass Index
Dr GIUSTI Vittorio
Specialist in endocrinology and diabetology
Dr GHAVAMI Bijan
Specialist in general and visceral surgery
Contact & opening hours
Your phone calls are answered by our receptionists on Mondays and Thursdays, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm and on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.