St. Rita’s to open Weight Management Center

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What we have found is the patients who do best are those who go through a medically supervised period of attempted weight loss,” Dunkle-Blatter said, stressing society must realize obesity is a complex, multi-factorial chronic disease and not a problem with will power or a character flaw. “Most insurance companies require a three- to six-month and sometimes a 12-month medically supervised weight loss program. After they finish that program if they haven’t lost the adequate weight then insurance companies will pay for surgery.”

Dunkle-Blatter will perform the three surgical procedures including laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, or the lap band, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic gastric bypass, or the Roux en Y. Dr. Jason Bowersock will perform robotic bariatric surgical procedures.

Patients undergoing the lap band can go home on the same day as the surgery, and patients who undergo a sleeve or bypass will typically stay in the hospital for one to three days.

“All are tools that allow patients to feel full and satisfied with less food, making weight loss more effective,” Dunkle-Blatter told Lima Kiwanis Club members Tuesday during their weekly luncheon.

Dunkle-Blatter said losing weight and exercising more results in patients saying they have a greater quality of life.

The Weight Management Center’s program goals are to provide “good outcomes, provide a much needed service to the local population” and “selectivity among surgical patients to produce good outcomes.”

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