Obesity services

At the Institute of Metabolic Science (IMS)

Box: 281

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Hills Road,




Tel: 01223 348 124


Obesity is defined by an excess of fatty tissue usually defined by the Body Mass Index (BMI) which is calculated by dividing the weight in kg by the square of the height in metres.


Alternatively a waist circumference greater than 103 cm in men and greater than 88 cm in women suggest obesity.

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Obesity is when a person is carrying too much body fat for their height and sex.


Patients are referred to the Obesity Clinic for advice and help on managing their weight and its medical complications.


Finding the department


The department is located in the IMS-WDEC (Institute of Metabolic Science - Wolfson Diabetes & Endocrine Clinic) in the Addenbrooke's Treatment Centre.


From the main hospital entrance: turn right into the main concourse. Follow signs towards the Addenbrooke's Treatment Centre and the Rosie Maternity Hospital. Walk straight along the main corridor until you reach the Treatment Centre. The diabetes and endocrinology department is located across the far side of the atrium on the right hand side.


From the Treatment Centre car park: Enter the Treatment Centre through the main entrance which is directly across the road (Keith Day Way) from the car park.


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