Regional West Community Health Offers Free Fall-Prevention Course
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb., ― Research demonstrates that bariatric surgery improves or can resolve type 2 diabetes in 85 percent of patients. It can also improve and resolve other chronic diseases and conditions, including sleep apnea, hypertension, joint and back pain, and reflux.
The public is invited to a free seminar to learn more about weight loss surgery Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m., in the Scotts Bluff I meeting room at Regional West Medical Center.
The free, no obligation, educational program will be presented by bariatric surgeon Jason LaTowsky, MD, of Regional West Physicians Clinic-Surgery, Vascular Diagnostics. He will discuss the different bariatric surgery options available at Regional West, including laparoscopic (LAP) band, gastric bypass, and gastric sleeve surgery.
Bariatric surgery has been performed at Regional West Medical Center since 1980. Surgeon Jeffrey Holloway, MD, specializes in laparoscopic gastric band surgery, and surgeon Jason LaTowsky, MD, is fellowship-trained in both the laparoscopic gastric bypass and gastric sleeve procedures.
Regional West is nationally accredited as a Comprehensive Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. It is also accredited as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the Surgical Review Corporation. The Center of Excellence designation ensures that the safest, highest quality of care is delivered to bariatric surgery patients.
For additional information, visit RWMCWeightLossOptions.com or call Bariatric Coordinator Becca Lattin, RN, at 308-630-2249.
Regional West Health Services in Scottsbluff, Neb., is the parent company of Regional West Medical Center, a 188-bed regional referral center and one of three Level II Trauma Centers in the state. As the region’s only tertiary referral medical center, Regional West offers care that spans more than 32 medical specialties provided by over 28 physician clinics. With nearly 300 in-network providers, and 2,000 employees, Regional West provides comprehensive and innovative health care services for the people of western Nebraska and the neighboring states of Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming.