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Weight Loss Center Team Named Peninsula Gold Winner

Jul 5 2022

Congratulations are in order for Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital and the team at Bon Secours Surgical Weight Loss – Mary Immaculate on being selected as the Peninsula Gold Winner in the Best Weight Loss Center category by Coastal Virginia Magazine’s 2022 Best Of Readers’ Choice Awards.

Did you know that Anthony Terracina, MD, (pictured in copy) and his dedicated bariatric team have been performing weight loss surgeries at Mary Immaculate Hospital for more than 12 years?

“The most rewarding part of my job is curing patients’ health problems, such as infertility, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other health problems,” Dr. Terracina shares. “Weight loss surgery gives patients the opportunity to live a new life, and I get to be part of making that happen.”

It’s estimated that approximately 60 percent of the population is overweight, and that close to 24 million Americans are 100 pounds over their ideal body weight. Additionally, it is estimated that around 80 percent of patients with Type 2 diabetes also suffer from obesity. At this time, bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, is the only proven, effective method for weight loss and co-morbid resolution for a morbidly obese patient.

Dr. Terracina wishes people knew more about advances in weight loss surgery as well as its benefits.

“I perform laparoscopic surgery, which is a much safer alternative to the older approach of an open procedure,” he explains. “This is not only safer, but it significantly reduces complications. There has been an increase in providing safe patient care and attention to detail when operating and caring for the bariatric patient.”

So, if you’re considering a surgical weight loss program, look no further than our team of bariatric experts. We offer customizable programs that monitor your journey to a better life.

Patients benefit from comprehensive bariatric programmatic services, including:

  • Dedicated nutrition available to both pre-operative and post-operative patients. This includes monthly weight loss trial classes to meet insurance requirements at no cost to patient or insurance.
  • Monthly support groups.
  • Online patient education seminars with direct access to surgical consultations.
  • Dedicated bariatric staff that walk patients through insurance verification and authorization processes.
  • An inpatient bariatric coordinator who ensures strong patient satisfaction and provides  post-operative education.

 Learn more and the medical weight loss services we offer at Bon Secours.

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