Obesity Algorithm®

The 2016 Version of the Obesity Algorithm is Here!

Find the most up-to-date obesity treatment information in the 2016 version of the Obesity Algorithm. Download your copy to refer to when you’re treating patients with obesity. (It’s free!)

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Updates to the 2016 Version

  • Expanded nutrition section
  • Expanded bariatric surgery section

About the Obesity Algorithm

The algorithm is an educational tool written by leading experts in the field of obesity medicine. It helps clinicians navigate the steps involved in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating patients affected by obesity using a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan. In addition to weight loss, the algorithm emphasizes optimizing health, decreasing disease risk, and improving overall quality of life.

What’s Included

  • Definition of obesity
  • Classifying obesity
  • Evaluation, physical exam, and labs
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Stress
  • Obesogenic medications
  • Nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Behavior therapy
  • Medication
  • Weight-management technologies
  • Bariatric surgery

Referencing the Algorithm

The algorithm is subject to a copyright of the Obesity Medicine Association. To reference the use of the algorithm for educational purposes, please use the full reference:

Seger JC, Horn DB, Westman EC, Primack C, Long J, Clark T, McCarthy W, Bays HE. Obesity Algorithm, presented by the Obesity Medicine Association, 2015-2016. www.obesityalgorithm.org.