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Bariatric Information and Support Groups

Akron General Medical Center has a network of support from clinicians as well as patients who have gone through the bariatric program. We invite you to learn more by participating in our Bariatric Surgery Information and Support meeting.

Managing your weight is important for everyone and we know that obesity affects not just individuals, but often families. That's why Akron General also offers additional weight management services and programs, including consultations with our bariatric dietitian, wellness-based nutrition management (for non-surgical candidates), programs for kids and more.

Bariatric Surgery Information and Support
Learn about weight-loss surgery from Walter J. Chlysta, MD, FACS, followed by a support group for patients who have already had the surgery.
Call 330-344-2462 to register.

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Medically Supervised Weight Loss
Our physician will monitor your weight loss, from the simplest version that includes direction through diet and exercise, to the use of meal replacements and medications. Once you have progressed through initial weight loss, our physician will continue to monitor you through the maintenance phase.

Personalized Nutritional Consultations
Putting nutrition lifestyle changes into place both before and after surgery is important for your health while achieving surgical weight loss results. The Bariatric Center's registered dietitian will meet with you before and after surgery to review needed changes and your personal progress. If you would benefit from jump-starting weight loss or would like to improve your general health and well-being before surgery, we can develop an individualized nutrition plan with you. Daytime and weekend appointments are available with a physician order or referral. Call Akron General's Centralized Scheduling at 330-996-5760 to make an appointment.

If you are not a candidate for bariatric surgery or are not considering surgical weight loss, wellness-based fitness and nutrition consultations are also available at our Health & Wellness Center - West, no physician referral is required, however, insurance is not accepted.

Fitness Consultations
Fitness consultations are available at our Akron General Health & Wellness Center – West by calling our Wellness Services Department at 330-665-8095.

LiteStyle: 10 weeks to a Healthier Body
Look better and feel better with this nutrition and exercise program that changes your life by changing your lifestyle, with tips and support from a dietitian and personal trainer.
Call to register: 330-665-8095
Akron General Health & Wellness Center - West
Cost: $375

FitStyles for Kids
This fun nutrition and fitness program is for children 8 to 12 years old and their parents. The eight-week program includes weekly lectures and activities incorporating basic nutrition principles, meal planning, portion control and the importance of physical fitness. Children will participate in fitness activities such as water aerobics and group exercise.
Call 330-665-8095
Akron General Health & Wellness Center - West

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 Date Updated: 04-JUN-2010

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