Your life shouldn't be defined by what your body will and won't let you do. For those suffering from obesity this is a day-to-day struggle. At Orange Regional Medical Center, we believe you deserve a better quality of life.
Orange Regional Medical Center is designated by the American College of Surgeons Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program as an Active MBSAQIP Center. This designation recognizes Orange Regional as demonstrating an unparalleled commitment and ability to consistently deliver the highest level of bariatric surgical care possible. Earning the MBSAQIP Active Center designation also distinguishes Orange Regional from other providers in both professional and patient situations.
Receive the Best in Quality Care - Close to Home.
Seth Judd, MD
Led by Dr. Seth Judd, Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery, Orange Regional Medical Center offers three minimally-invasive weight-loss procedures called Gastric Bypass, Gastric Banding and Sleeve Gastrectomy. These bariatric services can help you get back on track to living a fuller, healthier, more active life.
And because these leading-edge procedures are offered right here in this community, you won't have to travel far from home to receive the best in quality care.
Janet Kovler, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., C.D.E. is Orange Regional's Bariatric Surgery Program Manager. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics from the State University College at Oneonta and her Master of Science in Education from Queen’s College University. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator, a Registered Certified Dietitian, an American Heart Association Certified Cardiovascular Counselor and a member of Phi Upsilon Omicron National Honor Society. She brings more than 27 years of clinical, educational and leadership experience to Orange Regional. Janet can be reached at 845-333-2123 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Bariatric Surgery Treatment Options
Orange Regional Medical Center offers three safe, minimally- invasive surgical weight-loss options, performed by a team of world-class surgeons. These procedures reduce the risk for diabetes and heart disease.
- Gastric Bypass: This procedure involves the reorganization of the digestive system. The surgeon creates a small pouch in the upper part of the stomach by stapling it together. The surgeon then attaches part of the small intestine to the new pouch, effectively "bypassing" the part of the stomach that has been sealed off. This causes your body to absorb fewer calories, leading to weight loss.
- Gastric Banding: During this procedure, the surgeon places an inflatable and adjustable band around the upper part of the stomach, partitioning it into two parts. The band creates a small opening that allows limited food to pass through each section, resulting in controlled food intake. This means you will feel full while eating less.
- Sleeve Gastrectomy: This procedure removes approximately seventy-five percent of the stomach and results in less food consumption, causing you to eat less and lose weight. Following the surgery, what remains of the stomach is a narrow tube or sleeve which connects to the intestines. There are no nutritional deficiencies as a result of a Sleeve Gastrectomy because it does not affect the absorption of food and the intestines are not affected by the surgery.
Additionally, certain bariatric procedures are performed at Orange Regional Medical Center using the robotic-assisted da Vinci Surgical System, however it may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your physician about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.
Have additional questions? Read our Bariatric Surgery Frequency Asked Questions
Orange Regional offers Complementary Therapies as a part of your recovery. Complementary Therapies aim to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms of an illness. Orange Regional Medical Center offers Reiki Therapy as a natural approach to healing and wellness and our Pet Therapy Program helps make a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of our patients.
Learn More at a Free Seminar or Support Group
If you've been considering weight-loss surgery, we recommend attending one of our free weight-loss surgery seminars to help you decide which option is right for you. These seminars provide an opportunity for you to learn more about each procedure, including what you can expect in the days, weeks and months after surgery. Physicians will also be on-hand to answer any questions you may have. Our Bariatric Surgery Support Group is for both pre- and post-op bariatric patients to gain more knowledge and share experiences with other patients.
Upcoming Bariatric Seminars, Classes and Support Groups
To learn more about your weight loss options, find a bariatric surgeon or attend a free weight loss surgery seminar or support group.
Call 1-888-321-6762 to register or for additional information!