Individuals who are overweight or suffering from obesity also face related complications like diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea and GERD. Geisinger’s Center for Nutrition and Weight Management offers compassionate encouragement and treatment, including bariatric surgery.
Patients benefit from the expertise of obesity medicine specialists, physicians assistants, registered dietitians, behavioral health and clinical nurse specialists and bariatric surgeons, where appropriate. Our focus is on long-term, modest weight reduction for better quality of life through:
- Diet instruction
- Behavior modification
- Weight loss medications
- Bariatric surgery
Geisinger Medical Center has been named a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Our bariatric surgery program begins with extensive lifestyle education, group support, and nutritional and medical care prior to surgery. Patients are evaluated to help ensure their understanding and commitment to this life-changing decision, so that they may enjoy the best possible outcomes.
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