Center for Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatrics)
Offering a surgical alternative for serious weight problems.
If you are more than 80-100 pounds overweight and have tried and failed to lose weight, or if you suffer from obesity-related health problems, bariatric surgery may be an option. The Center for Weight Loss Surgery, located at Saint Clare's Hospital/Dover, answers the community's growing demand for a surgical alternative for serious weight problems.
Under the direction of a panel of nationally recognized laparoscopic bariatric surgeons, the Center offers a comprehensive care from initial evaluation through surgery and after care. Each surgeon brings extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery and specialized training and expertise in weight loss surgery, and each is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
The Center for Weight Loss Surgery, at Saint Clares Hospital, offers surgical procedures in gastric banding, gastric bypass, and vertical sleeve gastrectomy, all performed via a laparoscopic approach where clinically indicated. This minimally invasive technique ensures our patients a shorter recovery period and allows them to resume normal activities more quickly than with conventional open surgery.
Patients are cared for by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, surgical technicians, nursing assistants, dietitians and other ancillary staff, all who have received specialized training in providing care for, and meeting the needs of, the bariatric surgical patients. Our facility provides customized patient care areas, including bathrooms, patient rooms, beds, furniture, and wheelchairs, all designed with the unique needs of the bariatric patient in mind.
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