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Geisinger Mt. Pleasant suite improves patient convenience


Geisinger’s Center for Nutrition, Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery announces a new, easily-accessible location in Scranton for the care and convenience of weight-loss and minimally invasive weight-loss surgery patients.

Located at Geisinger Mt. Pleasant, the new outpatient suite will house Geisinger Community Medical Center’s (GCMC) team of bariatric surgery and nutrition weight loss management providers.

Formerly located at GCMC, the clinic’s relocation will allow patients to see obesity medicine specialist Jila Kaberi-Otarod, M.D., as well as minimally invasive/bariatric surgeon Ryan Horsley, D.O., in one convenient location for outpatient visits.

Along with Dr. Otarod and Dr. Horsley, Geisinger’s team of registered dieticians, clinical nurse specialists, certified physician assistants, behavioral health specialists and a bariatric nurse coordinator offers a full suite of weight-loss services for patients who are overweight or suffering from obesity. Customized to suit each patient’s needs, those services include behavior medication, nutritional and exercise programs, support groups and surgical options.

Geisinger’s bariatric surgery program is built around Geisinger’s evidence-based, ProvenCare program, and is a step-by-step plan that ensures care based on national best practice guidelines. The program offers three minimally invasive bariatric surgery options: Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy. Tailored to each patient, the program integrates education and lifestyle changes to prepare patients for surgery, as well as follow-up and support after the procedure.

In addition to the Mt. Pleasant location, Dr. Otarod and Dr. Horsley will continue to see patients for consultation at Geisinger Wyoming Valley (GWV) in Wilkes-Barre at 675 Baltimore Drive. Bariatric surgeries for the Northeast region will be performed by Dr. Horsley solely at GCMC.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Otarod or Dr. Horsley, please call the Physician and Services Referral line at 844-703-4262.
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