The Holy Family Hospital Center for Weight Control, located in Methuen, Massachusetts, is affiliated with The Center for Weight Control at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center − an MBSAQIP Comprehensive Center.


70 East St., Methuen, MA 01844
978-687-0156, ext. 2555

Eating Healthy

The Weight Loss Center at Holy Family Hospital

Our multidisciplinary team works closely with our patients, providing education on weight loss methods and helping each individual decide which options are best. Compassionate, personalized care includes regular monitoring to ensure that weight is lost in a healthy and sustainable way.

We strive to provide the most comprehensive care for our patients. In conjunction with nutritional counseling, we offer a wide range of medical and surgical options to help our patients lose weight and lead healthier lives.

The Center for Weight Control at Holy Family Hospital now has extended hours on Wednesdays until 7 p.m.

We see patients at the following locations:

Steward Center for Weight Control at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
11 Nevins St., Suite 407
Brighton, MA 02135

​Steward Center for Weight Control at Good Samaritan Medical Center
508-584-4101, option 4
1 Pearl St., Suite 2000
Brockton, MA 02301

Steward Center for Weight Control at Holy Family Hospital
978-687-0156, ext. 2555
70 East St.
Methuen, MA 01844
Hours: 8 am - 5 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 7 pm

Hawthorn Medical Associates
535 Faunce Corner Road, Building B
Dartmouth, MA 02747
Parking available in front of Building B.

Contact Us

For Health Care Providers
Fax a referral form. If you’d like to speak our Center for Weight Control Program Coordinator, please call 617-562-7474 to learn more about our program.

Weight Loss Options

Surgical Weight Loss Options

Our surgeons Dr. Nicole Pecquex and Dr. Anthony McCluney, Dr. Matthew LeMaitre, nurse practitioners, dietitians, and behavioral therapists will work with you to determine the best procedure for you, while offering support and encouragement along the way.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), you may qualify for bariatric surgery based on the following criteria:
  1. You are 18 years or older.
  2. You have a body mass index (BMI of 35 or greater) and have related medical problems.
  3. Use a BMI Calculator to see if you qualify.
  4. You have medical problems that are related to your being overweight that can be improved after bariatric surgery.
  5. You do not have medical problems that would make your risk of undergoing anesthesia or surgery too high.
  6. You have failed physician-supervised diets
  7. You do not have psychiatric or substance abuse problems that would make it unlikely that you would be successful with weight loss after surgery.
  8. You have sufficient will power and commitment to make the permanent lifestyle changes that are required and are permanent after the surgery.
  9. You educate yourself about your disease, the surgery, the post-surgical diet, post-surgical life changes and have reasonable expectations.
Surgical weight loss procedures include:
  • Gastric bypass surgery
  • Gastric sleeve surgery
  • LAP-BAND® surgery
  • Provisional surgeries

Non-Surgical Options

Steward Centers for Weight Control also offers non-surgical weight loss options through our medical management program. This program is located at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center’s center in Brighton, Massachusetts and is led by our two physicians Dr. Steven Vandor and Dr. Suzanne Saindon.

Medical Management - Medical management is provided on-site at Holy Family Hospital the first Wednesday of each month with Dr. Saindon, our Medical Director. 

Our medical weight loss program is a comprehensive program with individualized care, including weight loss medications, nutritional counseling, protein shake meal replacements, fitness advice and behavioral therapy.

If your BMI is 30 or higher, you may benefit from medical weight loss. Use our BMI calculator (hyperlink) to see if our medical weight loss program is right for you.

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Awards and Recognition

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center has received awards and recognition for our outstanding patient care and surgical excellence.

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) 

St. Elizabeth's Center for Weight Control is a Comprehensive Adult Center accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program certified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).


This accreditation means that our program has passed a rigorous evaluation of criteria, including:

  • Procedural volume and associated outcomes
  • Stability and excellence of the team 
  • Projected trends and technological advances in the specific field of medical science
  • Overall commitment to its field through the synergy of multiple, related programs within the medical center

Optum Centers of Excellence  Optum center of excellence
The Optum Centers of Excellence designation indicates that our evaluation process is clinically superior and cost-effective. St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center meets a high standard quality of care in bariatric surgery and has met strict guidelines for patient care and outcomes.

Blue Distinction+ Center for Bariatric Surgery Blue Distinction Center
The Blue Distinction designation is a national program that has recognized our center for demonstrating expertise in delivering quality specialty care, safely and effectively.

Boston Top Doctors Boston Top Doctors
Steward Centers for Weight Control Director and Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Nicole Pecquex was recognized as one of Boston’s Top Doctor’s. This recognition is a testament to Dr. Pecquex’s personalized, high-quality patient care. 

Patient Testimonials


Diet, gain, repeat was my life! Being “pregnancy weight” and not pregnant was the last straw! I had to get healthy for my kids! With Dr. Pecquex and the CWC teams help, I've lost 105 lbs! My BMI is normal and I feel great! – YB

My oldest son is no longer embarrassed to been seen in public with me. Something I did not know until after I lost the weight. "Date days" with the husband are now done in the gym. A positive change for everyone in my family. – RC

Using food as a healing mechanism only caused a domino effect of weight related issues that I needed to change the pattern and my direction from falling to rising; deciding on incorporating surgical intervention was the greatest and most life changing decision I ever mad! – JC

You finally realize that you cannot continue living the way you do. You need help. Dr. McCluney and his staff were able to give me the tools I needed to make this life change. I have never looked back and the future is bright indeed! – SH

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Weight loss support patient
Support Groups
Check out the list of weight loss support groups at each of our center for weight control locations. These support groups are for the year 2017 and for the pre- and post-operative patients. If you need a translator, please call our office 72 hours prior to the support group to request an interpreter and in which language. If you are not able to contact our office prior to the support group, we cannot guarantee that a translator will be present.
More Weight Loss Resources
Find more weight loss resources from the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery and other resources. Let’s start today, by learning more about how weight-loss surgery can help you change your life dramatically.
2016 Weight Loss Transformation Event