New Life Milestone

October 27th, 2014

In February of 2009, the first Gastric Bypass surgery was conducted at New Life Weight Loss Center. Five short years later, they have surpassed 1000 weight loss surgeries and have become the only Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) in the territory between Poplar Bluff, MO and Louisville, KY.

Not only does metabolic and bariatric surgery assist in life changing weight loss, it also results in an almost 99% cure rate for type II diabetes. 

In addition to surgical procedures, New Life Weight Loss Center also conducts six free information sessions a month, six to eight support groups a month as well as an annual Obesity Awareness Walk.

The comprehensive program is thanks in part to:
  • Naresh Ahuja, MD, FASMBS
  • Deepu Sudhakaran, MD, MBA
  • Physician Assistant, Amy Goetz, PAC
  • Program Coordinator, Heather Fear, MS, RN, CBN
  • The dedicated staff at New Life Weight Loss Center
  • 5 certified Bariatric nurses (CBN)
  • The whole surgery team
  • Nurses on the North Unit
  • Clinical Dietitians
  • Administration

New Life Weight Loss Center, a service of Herrin Hospital, offers the only comprehensive bariatric program in the area.

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