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., to provide weight loss surgery services. The program is certified as an MBSAQIP Accredited – Comprehensive Center and is recognized as a 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 provided by Heritage Valley and Hope Bariatrics program have led to these recognitions.
According to the Clinical Institute of OptumHealth, Hope Bariatrics is recognized as a participant in the Optum Bariatric Centers of Excellence network. For more information on Hope Bariatrics, click here.