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The Medical Center Surgical Weight Loss Program

  • Riverside Professional Center
    825 Second Avenue, Suite A-4
    Bowling Green, KY 42101
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Exterior view of Riverside Professional Center

The Medical Center Surgical Weight Loss Program uses a multidisciplinary approach for patients, giving them the best opportunity for success. Arming patients with the tools they need to achieve a healthy weight for life begins with an initial appointment that includes history and physical examination, psychological evaluation and nutritional evaluation. Surgical options are reviewed, and requirements for exercise and lifestyle changes to improve overall health before surgery are discussed. Surgery is performed at The Medical Center at Bowling Green, which is accredited as a Center of Excellence in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery by Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). Dr. Nwanguma has also been awarded the distinction of Master Surgeon in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery by SRC.

Nutritional counseling with a registered dietitian helps patients understand how their current diet and eating habits have affected their health. Education is provided on how their diet will need to change before and after the surgery in relation to nutrition and supplements.

Weight loss surgery is more than just a physical change to the body. Psychological changes must take place to address the emotional and behavioral aspects as a patient makes this life-changing journey. Consultations with qualified personnel play an integral role in the program.

Before and after surgery, support group meetings are available at The Medical Center Health & Wellness Center to connect patients with others who share in the same weight loss journey. These meetings offer a chance to celebrate successes, discuss challenges and learn from others.

The Medical Center Surgical Weight Loss Program also offers bariatric surgery services in Albany. Patients are seen for evaluation, completion of pre-surgical requirements and follow-up care. Surgery is performed at The Medical Center at Bowling Green. Appointments can be made by calling the Bowling Green office at 270-796-6333.

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Surgical Weight Loss Intake Packet

Patient Services

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Plication
  • Telemedicine visits
  • Riverside Professional Center
    825 Second Avenue, Suite A-4
    Bowling Green, KY 42101