The Comprehensive Weight Control Center (CWCC) is part of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism at Weill Cornell Medicine. It is a center of excellence in the area of obesity evaluation and treatment directed by Louis J. Aronne, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine and the Sanford I. Weill Professor of Metabolic Research. The goal of the Center is to take a multidisciplinary approach to managing patients with obesity, and to provide evidence-based, compassionate clinical care. The Comprehensive Weight Control Center (CWCC) is also dedicated to research in the field of obesity and type 2 diabetes and training physicians and students in the field of obesity medicine.
The medical team is composed of board-certified physicians with various backgrounds (Internal Medicine; Nutrition, and/or Endocrinology), registered dietitians, a family nurse practitioner/ diabetes educator who all work together to help patients lose and maintain weight loss through lifestyle intervention, medicine and surgical intervention if needed.
Science has taught us that obesity is the result of numerous factors. It can also cause many health-related conditions; such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, cancer and arthritis. Our team provides an in-depth personal assessment to evaluate the source of our patients' weight-related issues. For example, where possible, we find solutions for medication-induced weight gain, and we evaluate for sleep disorders that can contribute to weight gain. We also address and manage weight issues associated with other chronic medical conditions, including disordered eating patterns related to craving and binging behaviors. In addition to behavioral strategies, we utilize medications and minimally invasive devices to assist in the weight loss process. Using the shared decision-making approach, which includes the patient, a personalized plan will be designed.
Once the plan is established, we work closely with our patients to evaluate their response over time, and make changes as needed. Follow up is provided in person and also through technology such as remote patient monitoring, assessment, education, motivation, and support.
Your First Visit:
We are committed to meeting our patients' needs by providing outstanding medical care and attending to the small details that can make a patient's visit as smooth and stress-free as possible.
Please make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes early for your appointment so that you, and all other patients, can be seen on time. Please note, if you are more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, you may be rescheduled to a different time that day, if time is available, or to a different day entirely.
Please bring to your scheduled appointment (refer to Required Documents):
If you are insured under a managed care plan, before your appointment:
Cancelling or Rescheduling Your Appointment:
If you do need to cancel or reschedule, please notify our staff as soon as possible. If all patients do this, it enables us to better accommodate patients in a timely manner. It is very important that you call 24 hours in advance to cancel your appointment.
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"This Dr. Aronne changed my life for the best. He is the most kind and wise man who has helped me reach my health goals and provided me a platform for the life I wanted to live vs. what I was living."
"Dr. Tchang is an excellent physician and has been very very helpful in making progress in weight loss. I did a lot of research in choosing who to see and the Cornell clinic and have been very happy with my choice and now weigh less than I did 25 years ago."
"She listened to all of my concerns and helped me in the most possible way. I had a great experience. She is also very brilliant. I’m looking forwards to placing my care in her hands. I recommend!"