Online Weight-Loss Surgery Seminar
Next StepAfter watching the videos, if you are ready to enroll in our program, call our nurse navigator Sandy Carwell, RN, at 610-402-2509. For more information about the Weight Management Center, follow one of these links or call 888-402-LVHN.
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN)’s Weight Management Center provides comprehensive programs to guide patients through their weight-loss surgery journey.
If you view all of the videos below and meet the qualifications discussed in the “Patient Qualifications” video, you can call nurse navigator Sandy Carwell, RN, at 610-402-2509 to enroll in our program.
All weight-loss surgical procedures are performed at LVH-Cedar Crest in Allentown, Pa., and most insurance plans are accepted.
The Weight Management Center offers pre- and post-operative education and support for surgical patients and offers a non-surgical program for patients who do not qualify for weight-loss surgery.
Get to know our specialists
- Meet Richard Boorse, MD.
- Meet Paul Cesanek, MD.
- Meet Guillermo Garcia, MD.
- Meet T. Daniel Harrison, DO.
- Meet Nicolas Teleo, MD.
Why choose LVHN’s Weight Management Center
Richard Boorse, MD, and T. Daniel Harrison, DO, are bariatric surgeons who perform gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and LAP-Band® weight-loss surgery procedures at Lehigh Valley Hospital. In this video, they provide information about their experience, training and how the Weight Management Center prepares people who have weight-loss surgery live a healthier, more active lifestyle.
Weight-loss surgery options available at LVHN
LVHN performs laparoscopic surgical procedures including gastric bypass (roux-en-y), sleeve gastrectomy and LAP-Band®. These procedures help patients resolve obesity either by restricting food intake or malabsorption of food. Bariatric surgeons Richard Boorse, MD, and T. Daniel Harrison, DO, explain the difference between the techniques and procedures, including the length of surgery, port sites and recovery time. This video includes animations of the surgeries and explanations about the benefits of minimally invasive weight-loss surgery as well as the risks of these procedures. The surgeons discuss considerations when choosing a surgical procedure for weight loss.
Weight-loss surgeons Richard Boorse, MD, and T. Daniel Harrison, DO, review requirements such as age, body mass index (BMI) and common conditions associated with obesity in this video designed to help patients determine if they are candidates for weight-loss surgery. All weight-loss surgical procedures are performed at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA and most insurance plans are accepted. The Weight Management Center offers pre- and post-operative education and support for surgical patients and offers a non-surgical program for patients who do not qualify for weight-loss surgery.
How to prepare for weight-loss surgery
Weight-loss surgeons Richard Boorse, MD, and T. Daniel Harrison, DO, and patient navigator Sandy Carwell, RN, answer questions about insurance, pre-surgery education and resources provided by LVHN’s Weight Management Center. See before-and-after photos of patients and patient testimonials to get first-hand accounts about the weight-loss surgery experience at the Weight Management Center.
Frequently asked questions about weight-loss surgery hospitalization
Weight-loss surgeons Richard Boorse, MD, and T. Daniel Harrison, DO, explain what to expect when you have bariatric surgery at Lehigh Valley Hospital. This video includes answers to questions about visitors after surgery, accommodations at Lehigh Valley Hospital, post-operative pain management, the expected duration of a patient's stay in the hospital following weight-loss surgery and information about the post-surgery diet.
Plastic surgery and body contouring after weight-loss surgery
A common question after successful weight-loss surgery is “What happens to the extra skin?” At Lehigh Valley Health Network, plastic surgery to remove excess skin and improve the underlying support tissue is performed by Randolph Wojcik Jr., MD, and Marshall Miles, DO. Questions about the types of procedures that are common after weight loss, insurance coverage and the importance of choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon are answered in this video.