Bariatric Center

Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States after smoking. If you are more than the one-third of American adults who are obese, we can help.

At the Tallahassee Memorial Bariatric Center, we treat obesity using a team approach customized to meet the needs of each patient. Learn more about how the Bariatric Center has helped patients reduce their weight and change their lives by reading our real patient stories.

What is the Tallahassee Memorial Bariatric Center?


Who should come to the Bariatric Center?

Your weight loss plan

Our full-time, certified obesity physician, Dr. Kelley Lang, will meet with you for an initial assessment. You will also meet with the Bariatric dietitian, behaviorist and exercise therapist. We will create a tailored plan to help you reach your goals.

Your plan may consist of

  • Surgical and/or non-surgical treatment
  • Meal replacement programs
  • Lifestyle management program options

Meal replacement

The Tallahassee Memorial Bariatric Center is one of the only providers of OPTIFAST®, a medically supervised full meal replacement plan, in Tallahassee. This physician-supervised program transitions to self-prepared everyday meals through lifestyle education and the help of our dietitians. Most participants see 50 to 70 pounds of weight loss during the program.

What is OPTIFAST®?

Nutrition therapy

Led by our registered dietitian, the Bariatric Center offers customized meal planning to help each patient learn about what he or she eats and how to make healthier decisions. Patients are also encouraged to keep a food journal as a way to keep track of their diets.

Behavior therapy

Often behavior is closely linked to food intake. At the Tallahassee Memorial Bariatric Center, we have a behavioral therapist specially trained to help with the emotional and behavioral components of weight loss.

Exercise therapy

Through a partnership with Premier Health & Fitness Center, the Bariatric Center offers an opportunity for patients to learn about being active and apply this knowledge at one of the Tallahassee’s top fitness centers.

Schedule a consultation

If you would like to schedule an initial consultation or ask a question, call the Bariatric Center at 850-431-4709 or submit a completed physician referral form.

New patients

If you are a new patient, please download our New Patient Packet.
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