surgical weight loss is currently available only at Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital

Let the caring staff of St. Mary’s Hospital be your partner in the journey to better health. Our surgical weight loss center has met the criteria necessary to be designated as an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®. In addition, St. Mary’s Hospital has been designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery by 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 the facility has met or exceeded certain criteria that demonstrate reliability in delivering bariatric surgical care and better outcomes for patients.

Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital has specially designed equipment, patient education tools and comprehensive patient care plans to accommodate and support weight loss surgery patients. The approach taken by the medical teams that perform bariatric procedures at St. Mary's focuses on a patient's complete health. This includes psychological, nutritional and physical evaluations; counseling; postoperative support groups and long-term postoperative follow-up.

Bariatric surgery should not be viewed as a cure but as a beneficial procedure that plays a vital role in helping morbidly obese patients achieve their long-term health and wellness goals. Therefore, success with a bariatric procedure requires not only a dedicated medical team and facility that can accommodate people of size 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.

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