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  • About Surgical Weight Loss

    Learn how to prepare for and what to expect from weight loss surgeries at Genesis.

  • Answering the Why's of Failed Diets and Effective Weight Loss

    Genesis Dietitian Teresa Pangan talks dieting and how it takes far more to set you up for successful weight loss.

  • Candidates for Surgery

    The goal of bariatric surgery is to reduce and maintain permanent loss of a least half of the preoperative excess body weight, improving health and reducing weight-related health risks. If you are considering gastric bypass surgery, you are required to meet a number of criteria.

  • Human Digestive System Diagram

    This diagram explains the human digestive system

  • LAP-BAND Diagram
  • Meet the Team

    Meet the staff of Genesis Center for Weight Management.

  • Morbid Obesity

    The extent to which a person is overweight is often measured using the Body Mass Index (BMI).

  • Non-Surgical Option: Optifast

    The Optifast® Weight Management Program was developed to facilitate weight loss and to assist in keeping it off long term without surgery.

  • Patient Resources

    More information about our surgical weight-loss options may be obtained by attending one of our educational classes. Classes are held regularly each month in the Center for Bariatric Surgery building.

  • Patient Story: Healthier and Happier After Surgery 1/3/2013

    Wendy Niswander never thought bariatric surgery was for her, even after years of struggling with her weight and mounting health problems. She took nine medications each day and uncomfortably carried 239 pounds on her 5-foot, 1-inch frame.

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For more information about our weight management services, call:

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