Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
Medical Guide 2019 Spring
- Page 10
Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers Offers Bariatric
Since early last year, when Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers established Honesdale Bariatrics, more than two dozen patients have undergone life-changing bariatric procedures. Honesdale Bariatrics, a weight loss program, is offered by Honesdale Surgical Associates. Both non-surgical and surgical procedures are performed at Wayne Memorial Hospital by experienced weight-loss surgeon Lisa Medvetz, MD, FACS.

“I have been able to help so many patients who previously struggled to reach a healthy weight through utilizing weight loss management procedures,” said Dr. Medvetz, who has been performing bariatric surgery for more than 10 years, “and I am pleased to offer the same help to residents of the greater Honesdale area.”

Honesdale Bariatrics offers Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, AspireAssist, intra-gastric balloon insertion, gastric bypass and duodenal switch, revisions of bariatric procedures and non-surgical protocols. Dr. Medvetz also oversees management of complications related to bariatric procedures.

“It truly has been an amazing journey and I am so glad I was brave enough and had the right mind-set to do this,” said Trish Davis, one of Dr. Medvetz first Wayne Memorial patients. Trish lost 60 pounds in the first few months. “I will need a new badge for work and driver’s license soon too,” she added ecstatically.

“Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers offers a comprehensive Bariatrics program,” says Frederick Jackson, executive director Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC). “This includes nutrition counseling and behavioral health consultations to support patients in achieving their weight loss goals.”

The Bariatric program was prompted by a free weight loss seminar presented by Dr. Medvetz at Wayne Memorial Hospital last fall which drew close to 75 attendees. For more information about the program, call (570) 253-8635.