Move Beyond Obesity to Improve Your Health
If you have 100 or more pounds to lose, weight-loss surgery is a proven solution to permanent weight loss. Bariatric surgery is a tool that can jump start a healthier lifestyle and could help moderate health risks, such as diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea, joint damage and high blood pressure.
Virtua’s Bariatric Program provides the complex range of care required for weight loss that lasts. Most of the bariatric procedures are laparoscopic—a minimally invasive technique.
Such procedures include:
- Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
- Adjustable gastric banding (Lap-Band)
- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
- Duodenal switch
Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly, NJ, was named a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The Center of Excellence designation recognizes surgical programs that have a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes, a commitment of resources, and clinical expertise to care for those who have bariatric weight-loss surgery.
And our Bariatric Program coordinator is specially trained to help you achieve your weight-loss goals. The coordinator will guide you through Virtua’s continuum of clinical, behavioral and nutritional care. The coordinator will also answer and address any questions or concerns you have. We offer free informational sessions and support groups about bariatric surgery that are open to the public in Voorhees and Mount Holly.
For more information, call 1-888-VIRTUA-3 (1-888-847-8823).