COMMiT: A Comprehensive Approach

Have diets failed you? Are they too hard to stick with or just not successful?

COMMiT is here to help you lose weight fast and keep it off. COMMiT stands for Comprehensive Obesity and Metabolism Management and Treatment. This unique program offers a personalized approach to weight loss, providing those who need it with the treatments, techniques, and support to make an often frustrating process more simple and straightforward.

COMMiT is the only comprehensive academic weight loss program in New York City. Led by Dr. Marc Bessler, the COMMiT team brings together surgeons, internists, endocrinologists, gastroenterologists, nurses, and dieticians to provide a multifaceted approach to weight loss. They will help you choose the best treatments to achieve your goals and partner with you to develop an individualized weight loss plan.

In recognition of the fact that many factors impact weight and keeping weight off, we take an integrated approach to weight management by:

  • Assisting you in maintaining a healthy diet and offering meal plans with protein shakes and bars
  • Providing guidance in increasing physical activity and suggested exercises
  • Delivering stress management, mindfulness, and problem-solving therapy to help you cope with emotions that have led to weight gain in the past
  • When appropriate, prescribing medications to help promote further weight loss by suppressing appetite, reducing cravings, or inhibiting absorption
  • When appropriate, offering procedures like the gastric balloon, non-surgical stomach reductions, and minimally invasive gastric surgeries
  • Taking advantage of our position within a world-renowned academic medical center to give you access to cutting edge information regarding the latest available therapeutics and procedures to achieve optimum health.
If you’re interested in partnering with us to lose weight, give us a call at 212-305-4000 or schedule a consultation.

The COMMiT team

Marc Bessler, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Minimal Access/Bariatric Surgery

Director, Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery

Tamas Gonda, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of Bariatric Endoscopy

Frank Gress, MD
Professor of Medicine
Clinical Chief, GI

Judith Korner, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Weight Control Center

Abraham Krikhely, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Tirissa Reid, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Amrita Sethi, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Jamie Leskowitz, MS, RD, CDN
Dietitian