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Healthy 4 Life Center
For people seeking new solutions for life-long health and obesity issues, St. Catherine Hospital's wellness and weight loss program, Healthy 4 Life, offers a full continuum of services individually designed to help patients on their journey to healthier living.
Back Row: Hung Dang, DO; Paul Stanish, MD, FACS;
Omar Shamsi, MD, Bariatric Medicine Specialist;
Kathryn Lipari, RD, dietitian;
Front Row: Lisa Almarez, RN, CBN; Lorri Field, RN;
Holly Raimondi, PA-C; Laurie Edwards, RN, CBN
Healthy 4 Life offers patients comprehensive medical weight loss, bariatric surgery and lifetime wellness services for individuals struggling to achieve a healthy weight and lifestyle. Focusing on each patient's individual needs and requirements, the Healthy 4 Life team creates a path to weight loss and wellness that provides the greatest chance for long-term success.
Obesity is a disease that affects nearly one-third of the adult American population (approximately 60 million). The number of overweight and obese Americans has continued to increase since 1960, a trend that is not slowing down. People suffering from clinically severe obesity (generally 100 pounds above their ideal weight) are at a very high risk for suffering from medical problems. Each year, obesity causes at least 300,000 excess deaths in the U.S., and healthcare costs of American adults with obesity amount to approximately $100 billion.
Obesity can be corrected by a number of ways. The most common is with dieting and exercising. Other options include participating in a medical weight loss program, psychological consulting and undergoing bariatric, or weight loss, surgery.
Weight & Health Management
At St. Catherine Hospital, our comprehensive program offers safe and effective treatment to individuals needing or wanting to lose weight. Our board certified bariatric surgeons, and fellowship-trained bariatric physician, work with a multidisciplinary team of allied health professionals who are certified in bariatric medicine and have a combined experience of helping nearly two thousand patients.
Our wellness and weight loss program offers healthy medical & surgical weight loss solutions with long term results. Each patient receives a personalized weight loss plan that centers around their health and lifestyle needs. Our team specializes in managing and treating patients with weight-related health problems. They also help those who are otherwise healthy, but wish to lose 20 pounds or more. The team work works together with patients to help them reach their fullest potential and get back to experiencing life again. With ongoing medical and personal support, patients have the tools they need to achieve successful lifelong weight management.
Tools for You
Find out your body mass index (BMI) to determine your approximate body fat for your height and weight. BMI is commonly used to measure your weight status using the chart below:
Your BMI is only one method to determine if you are at risk for weight-related health conditions. Call or attend one of our free seminars to find out more about your weight and health.