Mercy Bariatric Surgery Program is the Ozarks region's most comprehensive and multidisciplinary surgical weight-loss program.
With a highly trained team of surgeons, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, dieticians, exercise physiologists and psychologists, Mercy is able to offer patients safe and effective weight-loss surgery with a comprehensive pre- and post-op education and ongoing aftercare.
Mercy is designated as a Bariatric Center of Excellence by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. This certification recognizes exceptional care and compassionate support services before, during and after weight-loss surgery.
New Images is a medically-supervised lifestyle management program that helps you lose weight and improve your quality of life by keeping the weight off. The program includes small changes, behavior management and motivation, activity and healthy meal plans. Changing lifestyle habits takes time; it is important for you to be patient with yourself.
Nearly every aspect of the eating plan is flexible. Taking responsibility for your weight and your health is an important part of lasting change. Regular support groups and education classes help you learn the steps toward change. The topics include activity, nutrition and behavior. These sessions provide education and give participants time to share tips, personal challenges and ask questions.