Nanticoke Weight Loss and General Surgery has received the Center of Excellence award from Robard Corporation for its New Direction medical (non-surgical) weight loss program. To achieve this designation, a New Direction program must have written patient management plans and protocols in place that follow the Standard Recommended Guidelines for the Robard New Direction Weight Management Program – the same standards that recognized by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and Obesity Medicine Association (OMA).
Nanticoke Health Services recognizes the importance of offering our community a physician-supervised weight loss program that provides treatment in a clinical setting with licensed healthcare professionals including board-certified physicians and a registered dietitian. Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery offers services including medical evaluation, nutrition education, pharmacotherapy, physical activity and behavioral therapy, as well as bariatric (weight loss) surgery.
The medical weight loss program at Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery is led by Dr. Sandra Palavecino, a Board Certified Internist and Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Dr. Palavecino helps with the diagnosis and staging of the disease and develops an individualized program to achieve each patient’s weight loss goal.
As part of the individualized program, patients will have the possibility of supervised, low carbohydrate, low calorie diets based on protein supplements by New Direction which may promote more rapid weight loss. Patients will also receive several tools and education to help create and maintain positive lifestyle changes and behaviors that promote a fat-burning diet and maintain a lean body mass and healthy weight. These steps are key to improve health complications associated with obesity such as diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease.
“Working with New Direction products has been a great addition to our program,” notes Dr. Palavecino. “Patients enjoy the variety of flavors and how easy they are to use. This program is designed to achieve more rapid weight loss with meals that are easy to plan and make while our team educates patients on continuing the complete nutrition program.”
For more information about this program or other services provided by Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery, visit www.nanticokeweightloss.org or call 302-536-5395.
Nanticoke Health Services includes Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and the Nanticoke Physician Network. Nanticoke Health Services has been consecutively recognized among the Top 150 Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital holds a Level III Trauma Center certification and received a 4-star rating for 2016 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Nanticoke is nationally certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center and is a Gold Plus Award performer according to the American Heart/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® program. Nanticoke’s Cancer Care Services holds Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and is a member of the Association of Community Cancer Centers. Nanticoke’s medical staff includes over 160 health care providers practicing in 40 different specialties.