Let the caring staff of St. Mary’s Hospital be your partner in the journey to better health. Our longstanding program has been designated as an Accredited Program by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
In addition, St. Mary’s Hospital has been designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Center of Excellence for United Health Care, and Center of Excellence by Aetna. As a result, our patients will see that our program has met or exceeded certain criteria that demonstrate reliability in delivering bariatric surgical care and better outcomes for our patients.
Our program has caregivers experienced in the care of bariatric surgical patients. We have specially designed equipment, staff education, patient education tools and comprehensive patient care plans to accommodate and support weight loss surgery patients. Bon Secours Surgical Weight Loss Program’s multidisciplinary team of specialists treats the whole person with a comprehensive plan, including psychological, nutritional, and physical evaluations, as well as counseling, support groups, and long-term coordination of care.
Bariatric surgery is a beneficial procedure that can play a vital role in helping morbidly obese patients achieve their long-term health and wellness goals. Success with a bariatric procedure requires not only a dedicated medical team and facility but also full participation and follow-through from each patient electing to have the procedure. This decision is a life-changing event as well as a process that requires a lifelong commitment to maximizing the procedure’s power as a tool. We strive to ensure your weight loss journey is a positive one.
Our goal is to help our patients with significant, permanent weight loss, so that they can lead healthier, more active lives.
Some of the features of our weight loss surgery program include:
- Dedicated, fully trained staff in bariatric services
- Complete medical evaluation
- Specialty consultations as required
- Psychological evaluation
- Preoperative education
- Full-service surgical care
- Dignified, supportive hospital care
- Nutritional counseling
- Referral base for exercise & fitness guidance
- Behavioral health tools & guidelines
- Support group with well-trained facilitators
- Long-term follow-up program
About Surgical Weight Loss
Severe obesity is a condition that can be difficult to treat with diet and exercise alone. Surgery for the treatment of obesity, known as bariatric surgery, is an operation involving the stomach and/or intestines that helps patients with severe obesity lose weight. The procedure can restrict food intake or interrupt how food is digested, both promoting weight loss.