CHANDLER, Ariz - Jan. 15, 2019 - Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center’s Weight Loss Center has expanded into a new location just in time to help individuals meet weight loss-related New Year’s resolutions.
Mercy Gilbert’s Weight Loss Center’s new state-of-the-art 3,701-square-foot facility is now located at 3367 S. Mercy Rd. in Gilbert. It features six exam rooms, a consultation room, an exercise room, a kitchen demonstration room, and a multipurpose room for support groups and informational sessions.
“Our new location gives us the space we need to better serve our community,” said Lonna Licklider, manager of Operations at Mercy Gilbert’s Weight Loss Center. “We hope more people meet their New Year’s resolutions, and that we can help them reduce health risks associated with being overweight.”
Weight loss can help reduce health risks associated with obesity such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and other health problems. According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, 34 percent of adults older than 20 years of age are affected by obesity and 68 percent of those individuals are overweight.
The Center, in partnership with United Surgical Partners International, is dedicated strictly to weight loss, focused on promoting health and wellness for those struggling with obesity. Some of the services the center offers include consultations with expert physicians, one-on-one dietary counseling, surgical weight loss, and peer-based support groups.
“Our goal is to give patients proven and effective tools, paired with extensive and individualized care, in order to create healthy lifestyles and improve their quality of life,” said Licklider. “As obesity in the United States continues to grow, our expert team—skilled in bariatric surgery and physician-supervised weight loss—is passionate about helping patients develop healthier habits and build better lives.”
Arizona residents who are interested in creating a healthier lifestyle should visit dignityhealth.org/mercygilbert/weight-loss or call 480.728.LOSE (5)673.