The Quro™ Obesity Center launched as De Nederlandse Obesitas Kliniek (The Dutch Obesity Clinic) in 1993. It now operates nine clinics in the Netherlands, and is considered a leader in treating patients with severe obesity. In 2018, the first Quro™ Obesity Centers were opened in the United Arab Emirates.
Quro™ Obesity Centers offer a proven behavioral and lifestyle change program that incorporates:
Surgery is embedded within an intensive lifestyle change program:
Patients are checked for eligibility for surgery according to guidelines set forth by the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO).([FOOTNOTE=Kasama K, Mui W, Lee WJ, et al. IFSO-APC consensus statements 2011. Obes Surg. 2012:22(5);677–684.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
Qualifying patients are screened by an interdisciplinary team of dieticians, physiotherapists, psychologists, general practitioners, and surgeons specializing in obesity.
Patients take part in a balanced schedule of group sessions. These sessions begin with preparation for surgery, followed by a postsurgical lifestyle and behavioral change program. This approach supports optimal weight loss and development of sustainable healthy habits.