Expertise: West Penn Hospital is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a testament to AHN’s high-quality care and proven outcomes. West Penn and Jefferson Regional Hospital were recently recognized for superior bariatric care outcomes by Healthgrades’ 2021 Specialty Excellence Awards.
Wide-ranging support: Extensive support services ensure that you have the tools you need to stay on track before, during, and after surgery. AHN will even connect you to financial counselors to explore payment options and support groups to help you form bonds with people facing similar challenges.
Team approach: A surgeon walks you through the surgical options, a dietician guides you in making healthy adjustments to your diet, and nurses lead you to other resources to make sure you succeed.
Convenience: AHN offers bariatric services at multiple locations, so you can get the same quality treatment close to home.
Focus on your whole health: Your weight can affect your emotional and physical health in different ways. AHN psychologists use cognitive behavioral therapies to identify and address emotional factors impacting your weight. If you have diabetes,endocrinologists work with the surgeons to ensure the condition is managed throughout the process.