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February 18 program conducted by Board Certified Surgeon Ramon E. Rivera, MD, FACS

Center for Diabetes Education at St. Anthony Community Hospital to offer evening informational workshop, ‘Bariatric Surgery for People with Type 2 Diabetes’

February 18 program conducted by Board Certified Surgeon Ramon E. Rivera, MD, FACS

WARWICK – (February 1) Bariatric or weight-loss surgery may be considered for adults with a body mass index greater than 35 and type 2 diabetes, especially if the diabetes or associated comorbidities are difficult to control with lifestyle and pharmacologic therapy.

That message from the American Diabetes Association will be the subject of a talk that Board Certified Surgeon Dr. Ramon E. Rivera will present to adults attending the regular monthly meeting of “Diabetes in Check” on Monday, February 18. The support group, open to anyone with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, is sponsored by the Center for Diabetes Education at St. Anthony Community Hospital.  

“Diabetes in Check,” will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the hospital’s second-floor conference room. Everyone is invited to attend this important educational program geared toward all adults with diabetes and their families.

“We’re pleased to have Dr. Rivera offer this important and informative presentation on bariatric surgery,” said Certified Diabetes Educator Lourdes Braadt, RN. “He and his entire team are deeply committed to long-term weight loss success for people with type 2 diabetes and all individuals seeking a healthier life.”

Braadt and St. Anthony Community Hospital Lead Dietician Janine Killeen RD, CDE are also available at “Diabetes in Check” sessions to answer any questions

The Center for Diabetes Education at St. Anthony Community Hospital offers a series of classes for all patients who have been recently diagnosed with diabetes or those who demonstrate poorly controlled diets. During group or individual sessions, clinical instructors offer initial assessment, emotional support and will seek to help patients achieve a better understanding of the disease. They will show their patients how to live a normal and productive life with diabetes and how to control the disease through diet and exercise.

Dr. Rivera, who specializes in minimally invasive surgery, bariatric surgery and advanced gastrointestinal surgery procedures, is affiliated with St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick and Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern. He is licensed in New York and New Jersey, with offices in Goshen, New City and Suffern. Dr. Rivera is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). His primary interest lies in the study of long-term weight loss success and minimally invasive surgery.

All adults with diabetes and their caregivers are urged to attend the February 18 “Diabetes in Check” meeting. Seating is limited and all those planning to attend are asked to reserve a place as soon as possible by calling 845-987-5168.

For more information about the Center for Diabetes Education, call 845-987-5168 or visit bschs.bonsecours.com.


About Bon Secours Charity Health System
Bon Secours Charity Health System comprises Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern, New York, and two community hospitals, Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, New York, and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, New York.

Bon Secours Charity Health System also includes a certified home health agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted living/adult home facility, and several other off-site medical programs.
The Health System, which draws its name from its two Catholic sponsors, the Sisters of Bon Secours and the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, serves nearly 1 million people. With more than 3,400 employees, the Health System is one of the region’s largest employers. For more information, visit bschs.bonsecours.com.

 

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