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Bariatric surgery, or weight-loss surgery, can be life-changing. It also requires careful consideration, as it involves some serious lifestyle changes. The Bariatric Medicine Program at Saint Vincent Hospital can help you decide what’s right for you.

Accredited Bariatric Center

Saint Vincent Hospital has been accredited as a Level 1A facility by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This designation means that Saint Vincent Hospital has met the essential criteria that ensure it is fully capable of supporting a bariatric surgery care program and that its institutional performance meets the requirements outlined by the ACS BSCN Accreditation Program. We also have been accredited by the American College of Surgeons. 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has recognized Saint Vincent Hospital and allows expanded Medicare coverage of bariatric surgery for beneficiaries of all ages who have been diagnosed with other health problems associated with obesity. Medicare coverage has been limited to procedures performed in facilities certified by the American College of Surgeons or the American Society of Bariatric Surgery.

Our bariatric medical weight loss program combines the latest treatments and techniques in nutrition, medicine, psychology and surgery to achieve weight loss and improve health. Weight Loss Treatment is centered on making permanent eating and behavior changes in addition to surgical solutions.

How to get started:

  • Attend our Bariatric Information Meeting, held monthly at the 5 North Conference Room at Saint Vincent Hospital. Call the Reliant Medical Group Surgery Department at (508) 368-3190 to register.
  • Meet with a Bariatric Internist for a consult. A complete physical by your primary care provider is needed within six months of this visit.
  • Attend individual meetings and group sessions with a Nutrition Education Specialist.
  • Meet with a psychologist for an initial assessment; attend a six-week class, with others, on learning new behaviors; and regular follow-ups. Additional appointments may be required.
  • Achieve lifestyle changes, including required weight loss, and attend all scheduled appointments. This will demonstrate that you are committed to long-term changes.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Who is eligible for Bariatric Surgery?

  • Are you ready for commitment?

  • What insurance plans do you accept?

  • Who are your doctors and Bariatric Surgeons?

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