Weight Loss and Bariatric Care Team

At Beacon Health System, you’ll have an entire team of professionals working together to help you achieve the best possible weight loss result.

Your team may include:

Bariatric Surgeons

Board-certified physicians. They specialize in surgeries designed for significant, permanent weight loss in people considered morbidly obese (more than 100 pounds overweight).

Certified Bariatric Nurses

Have specialized training and take a certification exam to work with bariatric patients, helping you with evaluation for treatment options, and encouraging and coaching you and your family about the process you choose.

Dietitians

Counsel you through individual sessions and group classes on a healthy, lifelong plan for eating. They provide specific guidelines about how and what to eat or not eat following bariatric surgery.

Exercise Physiologists/Personal Trainers

Coach you on safely creating or restarting an exercise routine that helps your body burn calories, improves your heart and vascular fitness and boosts your energy and conditioning.

Psychiatrists/Psychologists

Assess your commitment to making lifelong changes with weight loss surgery and counsel you on its life-changing effects. In addition to pre-surgery meetings, they continue to support you as your surgery date approaches and throughout your recovery process.

Behavioral Health Specialists

Guide you in learning techniques to change your behavior, establish healthy habits and stay motivated to eat right and stick with an exercise program.