The Heritage Valley Health System dietetics department offers outpatient medical nutrition therapy, including individualized nutritional counseling. Nutrition counseling is delivered by a registered dietitian who analyzes each participant’s medical history, eating habits and lifestyle and designs a tailored nutrition plan. For more information on Nutrition Counseling at Heritage Valley click here.
LifeSmart is a diabetes prevention program that is offered through a partnership between UPMC Health Plan and Heritage Valley Health System. It provides healthy lifestyle interventions for adults who have been identified as having risk factors for pre-diabetes or metabolic syndrome. Components of LifeSmart include the Group Lifestyle Balance™ Program, Individual Nutrition Education, Exercise and Fitness opportunities, and Ready to Quit™. For more information on the LifeSmart Program, click here.
According to the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), as many as two out of every three Americans are obese and 23 million Americans are morbidly obese, with a body mass index higher than 40. Because of the obesity epidemic, more and more people are turning to weight loss, or bariatric, surgery.
Heritage Valley Sewickley partners with Hope Bariatrics, the surgical program of Geoff Wilcox, M.D., and Mike Felix, M.D., to provide weight loss surgery services. The program is certified by as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and is recognized as Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery® by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. High quality inpatient care, postoperative care, outpatient follow-up care and patient education of the Heritage Valley and Hope Bariatrics program have led to these recognitions.
According to the Clinical Institute of OptumHealth, Hope Bariatrics is recognized, (per data submitted), as a participant in the Optum Bariatric Centers of Excellence network. For more information on Hope Bariatrics click here.