Mercy is dedicated to helping patients reach a healthy weight and lifestyle. The Mercy Bariatrics Center, located in Mercy Hospital, focuses on diet, exercise counseling as well as surgical options for patients seeking long-term weight loss.
Dr. Lisa Hawver is one of the region’s most prominent bariatric surgeons. She performs minimally invasive and laparoscopic weight loss procedures, including gastric bypass surgery, Lap-Band gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy.
The Mercy Bariatrics Center leads regular weight loss education seminars about the risks associated with obesity, including heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes.