We Make it Convenient for You
The Memorial Health System is committed to providing convenient access to our Signature Care for Bariatrics services. Led by our bariatric surgeon, Emmanuel Agaba, MD, FRCSED, FACS, a team of experts work together to help meet your lifestyle and weight loss goals. Our comprehensive team includes a physician assistant, a bariatric program coordinator, a bariatric insurance navigator, a bariatric registered nurse, a certified medical assistant and a registered dietitian. Our extended team member specialties include: psychiatry, pulmonology, cardiology and plastic and reconstructive surgery. An essential core of the care team is the support of family. We include patients and their families as a team member to assist in making informed decisions throughout the process.
Our program is a personalized treatment plan designed to meet the specific needs of each individual. We listen to you, support you and provide a program that involves lifestyle, emotional and dietary counseling, exercise recommendations and a complete support system. Our program also offers a variety of minimally invasive surgical options.
Here's How We Work
Once you or your physician have identified you as a candidate for Signature Care for Bariatrics, you'll be introduced to your own personal care navigator, someone who is specially trained to guide you through this experience from beginning to end. They will provide you with rapid scheduling of appointments, tests and procedures, educational disease information and assistance in understanding your care options and next steps. Their service is free and is designed to help you through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
Your journey begins with a consultation with one of our bariatric surgeons and a dietitian. They will help you determine if you are a good candidate for weight loss surgery and which surgery would be best for you. As a team, you may decide that options other than bariatric surgery, like a medically supervised diet and exercise program, are better suited for your weight loss needs. We'll connect you to the right care, with the right experts, right away. Our coordinated approach to care can be yours.
A Wide Range of Services, Right Here
Memorial Health System’s Signature Care for Bariatrics offers world-class care and experience to the Mid-Ohio Valley. Our patients receive individualized treatment plans that fit into their lifestyle, supporting them in achieving their weight loss goals. Our program includes board certified surgeons who have successfully completed fellowships in bariatric surgery, performing hundreds of bariatric surgeries with their combined medical experience spanning over 30 years.