Smith Hospital Launches Weight Loss SmartSite to Help People Make Informed Decisions
about Weight Loss Surgery, Healthy Eating, and Fitness

Smith Hospital announced today that it has launched an innovative, easy-to-navigate website offering free personalized online assessments to help overweight consumers make informed decisions about medical and surgical weight loss options and support healthy weight management. Assessments include:

  • A Surgical Decision Aid
  • Weight Status Assessment
  • Eating Behaviors Assessment

Smith Hospital Weight Loss SmartSite is designed to guide consumers through interactive
question and answer assessments so they can learn about their personal weight status,
assess nutrition and exercise behaviors, and make educated decisions about medical and
surgical methods to best achieve personal weight loss needs. Each assessment provides a
free, personalized report customized to an individual’s specific needs and conditions.

Additionally, the site provides access to extensive resources and tools to support healthy
weight management, as well as methods to connect consumers to education programs,
physicians, dietiticians, and other health and fitness experts. These include:

  • How to find and make appointments with weight loss medical professionals
  • In-depth information about weight loss surgery options
  • Recommended reading lists and links to articles
  • Classes, screenings, and seminars on nutrition, fitness and weight loss programs
  • Questions to ask your doctor
  • Support groups and on-line communities
  • Tips for healthy grocery shopping

“Obesity is increasing at an alarming rate and poses serious health threats. Overweight
adults are at increased risk of coronary heart disease, hypertension, stroke, type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer, and premature death. At Smith Hospital, we want to reverse this trend in our community,” said Kevin. “Our new Weight Loss SmartSite is designed to help people in our community take charge of their own health with customized assessment tools, information, support systems, and easier access to medical and surgical weight loss programs.”