Weight loss isn't always simple, but it's easier when you have a great program and caring people supporting you. CHI Health Weight Management offers weight management programs that are more comprehensive than any other weight loss program in the area. You'll get a plan to help you lose weight, and more importantly, keep it off for good. Our plan offers surgical and medically monitored weight loss solutions to fit your individual needs. Whichever you choose, you'll get a weight management program that’s specifically designed to help you reach your weight loss goals and live the life you were meant to live.
CHI Health Weight Management programs are medically monitored to ensure safe and effective weight loss. A multidisciplinary team addresses all aspects of weight loss: physicians, surgeons, nurses, dietitians, health educators, nurse navigators and fitness experts are all available to you. Our unique team approach means you'll have someone to help you through the entire process -insurance approvals, pre- and post-surgery appointments and long-term maintenance support - all of this is part of our commitment to you. We provide a personal point of contact to help you navigate the program and its various options.
Free Weight Management Information Sessions
Getting started on a weight management program can seem overwhelming. It’s time you stopped worrying about how to lose weight, and let us help. We invite you to attend a complimentary, no-obligation information session to learn more about our programs and which option is right for you. There are two sessions you can attend:
- Weight Loss Surgery Seminars - This seminar is given by our surgeons so you can get all of your questions answered by the experts
- Medically Monitored Weight Loss program (non-surgical)
Call 402-572-2333 for more information on a weight management program or to register for an orientation session. You also may register online for an information session.
Bariatric Surgery and Metabolic Surgery
If you are very overweight and haven’t found success in losing weight with a healthy diet and exercise program, surgery might be an option for you. Weight loss surgery is usually for people who have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above, or those who have a BMI of 35 or above with other conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease or sleep apnea. Additionally, the FDA has approved the adjustable gastric band procedure for individuals with BMIs of 30-35. Our weight management program is a Center of Excellence and features board-certified surgeons who specialize in bariatric (weight loss) surgery.
Bariatric Surgery Accreditations
CHI Health Immanuel Medical Center has been named a Fully Accredited MBSAQIP (Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accredited Quality Improvement Program) by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The MBSAQIP Accreditation recognizes surgical programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes and a complication rate of less than one percent in bariatric surgery.
The ASMBS and ACS MBSAQIP was created to recognize bariatric surgery centers that meet the highest standards in the industry and to help surgeons and hospitals continue to improve the quality and safety of care provided. As a fully-accredited program, CHI Health Immanuel Medical Center agrees to continue to share information on clinical pathways, protocols and outcomes data.
Weight Loss Surgery Procedures
|CHI Health offers three types of weight loss surgery: Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAP-BAND ® and REALIZE ® BAND.)
Most surgeries are minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures, meaning less pain, less scarring and a quicker recovery. Our professionals will help you determine which weight loss surgery procedure is right for you.
Medically Monitored Weight Loss
Diet and Exercise ProgramsSometimes, the hardest part of weight loss is knowing how to get started. Our weight loss programs offer customized diet and exercise plans, weekly meetings, individualized coaching and long-term maintenance support. We lay it all out for you so it's simple to get started on your weight loss goals.
HMR® Diet PlansYour diet plan will be personalized with food from Health Management Resources® (HMR®) that not only tastes great, but nourishes your body and promotes healthy weight loss. In addition to the great-tasting food, there are also shakes and bars to supplement your meals and snacks.
CHI Health Weight Management is recognized by HMR as a Gold Standard Program for our demonstrated performance in helping patients achieve successful long-term weight loss. Depending on your personal needs and preferences, you can choose from two options: