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Weight & Wellness Program Offers New Procedure and Earns Re-Accreditation

The MMC Weight & Wellness Program now offers a procedure called Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy as one of the options for weight loss surgery. The procedure reduces the size of the stomach, decreasing the amount of food that can be consumed. Patients experience an earlier sensation of fullness and are satisfied with smaller amounts of food. On average, patients lose between 50 and 60 percent of their excess body weight. The multidisciplinary team at the MMC Weight & Wellness Program offers both sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass surgery to patients interested in surgical weight loss.

In addition, the Weight & Wellness Program has been re-accredited as an American College of Surgeons Level 1 Accredited Bariatric Center.
 
Accredited bariatric surgery centers provide the highest quality of care to their patients, including the hospital resources necessary for optimal care of morbidly obese patients, plus the support and resources that are necessary to address the entire spectrum of care and needs of bariatric patients.

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