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A Life Changed after Bariatric Surgery: Demetria’s Story

Dedicated to Helping You Achieve a Healthy Weight

Surgical and non-surgical weight loss options.

Our Healthy Weight Management & Bariatric Surgery program offers a comprehensive approach to weight loss that includes both weight loss surgery and a non-surgical, medically managed weight loss option. Our team includes fellowship-trained surgeons and physicians that specialize in obesity medicine as well as nurses, dietitians, and exercise physiologists. 

Bariatric surgery is well-established as the most effective, long-term treatment for weight loss. There are many proven benefits of weight loss surgery and losing weight in general, including: 

  • Type 2 diabetes remission
  • Sleep apnea elimination 
  • Reduced respiratory complications
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduced risk of heart disease and cancer
  • Improved energy level

Whether you pursue weight loss through surgery or our non-surgical program, our team is dedicated to helping you achieve permanent weight loss. From an on-site exercise center just for patients to diet counseling and support groups, our Healthy Weight Management Center is an encouraging place that is unlike anywhere else in the region. We have the resources to help you succeed—for life.

The Healthy Weight Management & Bariatric Surgery program at Lancaster General Health is an accredited bariatric center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), administered by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. It is also designated a Blue Distinction Center+ for Bariatric Surgery® by Capital Blue Cross.

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Healthy Weight Management Center

Our Healthy Weight Management Center provides a welcoming environment where our patients feel comfortable and accepted, and find the motivation they need to achieve their goals.

Meet the Team

Meet our Healthy Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery team that includes surgeons, dietitians, exercise physiologists, nurses and behavioral medicine specialists.

Procedures and Information

Learn more about our options, including bariatric surgery, medically managed (non-surgical) weight loss, and our adolescent program.

Are You a Candidate?

Learn about the requirements for bariatric surgery.

Weight Loss Without Surgery

We offer medically managed weight loss programs led by our team of health experts.

Patient Information, Forms and FAQs

This section includes a FAQ, patient forms and other helpful details as you research your weight loss options.

Patient Stories

Read inspiring weight loss stories from our patients.

Healthy Weight Management Blogs

Find more information about healthy weight management, including topics ranging from healthy recipes to bariatric surgery.
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