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Experienced surgeons and bariatric team available 24/7

  • Our board certified surgeons have more than a decade of experience and have performed more than 1,700 bariatric surgeries.
  • All procedures are laparoscopic unless otherwise determined by your surgeon.
  • You have unlimited access to our bariatric team Monday through Friday and to a surgeon 24/7.
  • Our highly trained team includes bariatric registered nurses, a registered dietitian, psychologists, office coordinators, a financial coordinator and a program coordinator.
  • Our registered dietitian is also certified in diabetes education and health coaching.
  • Our staff receives regular specialized training in caring for bariatric surgery patients and attends yearly workshops to learn the newest techniques and treatments for our patients.

 

Personalized Care

  • We provide customized plan-of-care and goal-setting throughout the process to ensure success.
  • The program also includes individualized consultation with the bariatric nurse prior to discharge; post-operative phone follow-ups after discharge to monitor patient progress; consultation with a pharmacist for a medication review and recommendations prior to discharge.

 

High-quality care that puts the patient first

  • Because we are dedicated to excellence, we use the most advanced techniques and equipment available to best serve our patients.
  • We put the needs of our patients first and invest in the equipment and staff education necessary to ensure quality and safety with a dedicated bariatric unit and patient rooms.
  • We are strongly committed to helping patients achieve long-term weight-loss and better health through individualized care and support tailored to meet their needs.

 

Free comprehensive education and support, including:

  • Educational pre-op workshops: Comprehensive workshops that cover what you need to know before and after surgery, including how to prepare, nutrition and fitness principles, and action steps to long-term success.
  • Exercise is Medicine Program: Supervised by a fitness coach from FirstHealth Fitness, this program includes private fitness assessments. Personal training sessions are also available.
  • Group exercise classes: Designed specifically for our patients, these fun group classes meet at the same night as the support group.
  • Life/health coaching: 1:1 and group classes on such topics as stress management, body image and improving self-esteem help promote healthy lifestyle changes after bariatric surgery.
  • Interactive online support: Our informative and dynamic closed Facebook support group allows you to ask questions, post pictures, participate in discussions and surveys, share your story and much more.
  • Mentoring Program: Weight-loss surgery alumni volunteer their time to share words of wisdom and to support patients currently going through the program.
  • Support groups: We offer educational and interactive monthly support groups for patients and their families and friends. The main evening support group meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.
  • Nutrition classes: You can attend individual or group meetings with our registered dietitian to discuss healthy eating habits and proper nutrition before and after bariatric surgery.
  • Cooking classes: These group classes are offered throughout the year and are designed to teach you about developing healthy bariatric cooking habits.
  • Special Menu Card: This card allows you to purchase smaller meals and portions at restaurants.

 

 

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