Center for Bariatrics
What to Expect
According to estimates, less than 5% of individuals who participate in non-surgical weight loss programs will lose a significant amount of weight and maintain that loss for a long period of time. Sustained weight loss for patients who are morbidly obese is even harder to achieve. Worse, people who subject their bodies to a severe and continuing cycle of weight loss and gain known as “yo-yo dieting” are subject to serious health risks.
To help our patients succeed, we have built a program that ensures active participation of our patients in their weight-loss journey, which includes medical, nutritional, emotional, and exercise counseling. After surgery, we continue to be committed to our patients to ensure positive results by helping them maintain healthy habits. Our comprehensive approach to care is only one reason that sets us apart.
In order to provide you with the best possible care, we offer access to a panel of dedicated specialists. Our bariatric surgery team includes cardiologists, gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, endocrinologists, surgeons, dietitians, exercise and behavioral health experts, all working together to develop a personalized care plan for you. This care plan includes extensive education and evaluation before surgery, and the lifetime follow-up care and support crucial to keeping the weight off and staying healthy.
Along with assembling an exceptional team, Southern Ocean Medical Center has made many changes to the hospital itself, including new furniture, wheelchairs, surgical instruments and specially designed surgical tables to meet the special needs of our bariatric patients. This commitment by both surgeons and facility to build and maintain a bariatric program that is truly dedicated to excellence has earned accreditation from the center of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), the highest accreditation level available to bariatric surgery facilities.
When you decide to go forward with Bariatric Surgery, it becomes a team effort. The Center for Bariatrics at Southern Ocean Medical Center is committed to your well-being and to an excellent result for you and for all our patients. The staff at the Center is here to assist you, and ensure that your surgery is not an experience you have to face alone.
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