Obesity Management Program (Bariatric Surgery)
Home - Comprehensive Obesity Management ProgramGBMC Physician Pavilion North I6535 N. Charles Street, Suite 125Baltimore, MD 21204443-849-3779
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About Us:The Obesity Management Program, as part of the Bariatric Surgery service, is an American Society for Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, a designation that recognizes obesity treatment programs that are comprehensive in nature and demonstrate a track record of positive outcomes in bariatric surgery. The program offers both medical and surgical approaches to weight loss, with the two most common surgical procedures being Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and adjustable gastric banding.
GBMC offers an extensive multidisciplinary team approach to caring for bariatric patients based on criteria established by the National Institutes of Health. In addition to a specially trained clinical staff of surgeons, operating room nurses, nurse practitioners and nutritionists, the program offers access to exercise and wellness programs, extensive patient education via pre- and post-operative support groups, psychiatric consultation, pulmonary consultation and sleep studies.
The Comprehensive Obesity Management Program at GBMC is a surgical weight loss program located in Towson, MD. Its physicians specialize in weight loss surgery for morbidly obese patients, providing a multi-disciplinary approach to caring for patients. The program offers outstanding patient results through a full range of surgical weight loss options.
Mission and Goals:
It is the program's primary goal to provide patients with the necessary tools to lead to healthier lives and achieve long-term weight loss success.
Center of ExcellenceGBMC's Comprehensive Obesity Management Program is the oldest recognized American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), Center of Excellence in the Metropolitan Baltimore area. The Center of Excellence designation was re-certified in April 2009. The Center of Excellence designation recognizes obesity management programs that are comprehensive in nature and demonstrate outstanding track records of positive patient results.
The program's Commitment to Excellence is demonstrated by its:
- Patient outcomes.
- Compliance with the ASMBS guidelines for the "Center of Excellence"
- Open communication between patient and COMP staff
- Continuing education/training for our surgeons and staff on the latest bariatric procedures and prevention of long-term nutritional deficiencies
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Interested in weight loss surgery? First, we ask that all new patients attend a mandatory information session prior to scheduling an appointment with one of our surgeons. Our regularly scheduled information sessions will inform patients of the wide range of surgical options offered, risks and benefits of bariatric surgery, and insurance considerations. View a complete list of dates and register to attend one of our information sessions.
"This is not easy to do. Pre- and postoperative programs take a lot of commitment," said Kate E. Reinhardt, CRNP, bariatric coordinator with the Greater Baltimore Medical Center's obesity management program in Baltimore.
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GBMC Physician Pavilion North I
6535 N. Charles Street, Suite 125
Baltimore, MD 21204