TMC: Best Surgical Weight Loss according to AZ Daily Star readers

ContentImageHandlerThe new year means resolutions! And if you’re among the estimated 43 percent of Americans who resolve to lose weight, know that TMC was named Best Surgical Weight Loss by Arizona Daily Star readers. TMC also received Readers’ Choice awards for Best Hospital, Best Birthing Center and Best Emergency Department.

TMC has been accredited as a Bariatric Center of Excellence since 2011 and offers Gastric Band, Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve surgery just to name a few. From your initial consultation to lifelong follow up, TMC staff is here to help you succeed with your weight loss goals and make you feel as comfortable as possible along the way. As you start your journey, we ensure that we have equipment and furniture that can comfortably accommodate you. TMC offers a pre-op education class that is open to patients and their families. Our hope is that explaining everything that you and your family will experience during your surgery will help reduce anxiety and help you have a positive, safe experience.

Many procedures can be performed robotically, which means they are minimally invasive – they can be performed through tiny incisions, and get you on your feet quicker.

After surgery, you are welcome to attend monthly support group meetings. There are plenty of other patient activities to keep you inspired and motivated to keep losing including walks, runs and races, a clothing exchange, grocery tour, holiday celebration and lecture series held at The Core, TMC’s health and wellness retail center at La Encantada. Special Plus-Size Pilates™ and Beginner’s Zumba classes are also offered specifically for our patients.

Additionally, TMC’s Bariatric Center has been given a grant from the TMC Foundation to purchase items that will assist with recovery and lifelong success such as water bottles, miniature plates and flatware, appropriate sized chairs and “how-to” guides following bariatric surgery that address the emotional aspects of the journey.

Dr. Christine Lovato joined the program in August as the only female bariatric surgeon in Southern Arizona. She joins Dr. Jeff Monash, who has been practicing in Tucson since 2007. From March 2012 to September 2015, 1086 bariatric surgeries were performed at TMC’s Bariatric Center.

For more information, or to schedule a consultation, please call (520) 324-3766.

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