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Take the First Step to a Healthier You!

Take the First Step to
a Healthier You!

Our Medical Weight Loss Program

When considering a surgeon and facility for your bariatric surgery, it is important to choose one that has a comprehensive medical weight loss program and support staff that you can count on throughout your weight loss journey.

At Advanced Bariatrics this is exactly what you will find – a caring team of professionals including physicians, bariatric nurse coordinator, dietitian, psychiatrists, medical assistants and insurance specialists – all invested in your personal journey. Our program is also accredited with the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).

Between 75 and 80 percent of our patients lose between 80 to 100 pounds in the first year following surgery. Most see drastic improvements in overall health within six months.

Taking the first step towards a healthier you.

Your journey will start by attending a free informational seminar that provides you with information regarding the different types of bariatric surgery and introduces you to your bariatric team. Following the informational session, you will meet for a one-on-one consultation with one of our surgeons to discuss your personal health and weight loss goals in order to determine which procedure is right for you. Next, you will meet with our dietitian who will begin to teach you about the new habits you will need to adopt in order to be successful after surgery. Meeting with a psychiatrist/psychologist is also important in order to get clearance for bariatric surgery. It is important to note that some insurance companies may require medically managed weight loss prior to surgery.  Once these initial steps have been completed, our team obtains approval from your insurance for bariatric surgery and happily gets you started on the next phase of your journey – getting scheduled for surgery.

Our journey with you continues post surgery.

Ultimately, the goal of Advanced Bariatrics is to help patients become healthy and to support them on their weight loss journey. This support and encouragement continues long after surgery is over.  Our physicians, nurses, medical assistants, and dietitians are meant to be used by you as long-term resources for success. Participating in our support group is also another tremendous resource for our patients. We want you to be healthy for the long-term and remember that healthy is not a size…it’s a lifestyle!

Meet Our Bariatric Surgeons

ATTEND AN
INFORMATIONAL SEMINAR

Every month, Dr. Chang & Dr. Cheregi host a FREE educational seminar.

It is a wonderful opportunity to learn how our program is dedicated to your future success and lifelong care.

JOEL U. (Age: 41)

I find myself wanting to go to the gym 4-5 times per week!

Dr. Cheregi helped me to see that this procedure was merely the start of a new way of life for me. Since the surgery, my health has continued to improve both physically and mentally. I can feel it in my knees and back especially and find myself no longer needing to take breaks from strenuous activity.

ADINA B. (Age: 3o)

This surgery gave me my confidence back along with my health.

Losing 175 pounds in a little less than a year really puts things into perspective. I am a new woman and a better person… A huge thank you Dr. Chang for giving me the chance at a rewarding, healthy, and fulfilling life. I’m living the life I always wanted to and that is the best feeling in the world!

COLIN C. (Age: 34)

This surgery was and still is
absolutely life changing!

The impact the surgery has had on my life is nothing short of amazing! I look and feel so much better… it’s basically given me my life back! I never thought in a million years, I would be wearing a size 32 pants and a small or medium shirt. I am fortunate that my wife and I were able to go on this journey together.

Take the First Step to a Healthier You!

Take the First Step to
a Healthier You!