Bariatric Services Learn about Gastric Bypass Surgery Are You a Candidate? Why Should I Choose Inspira? Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI) Video: It Starts Today Choosing a Bariatric Surgery Procedure Meet the doctors Insurance Coverage Related Websites Weight Loss Surgery Success Stories Nichole Lowther Lisa Kincaid Linda Ponzetto Support Groups Pre-Operative Testing Sleep Study Chest X-Ray Ultrasound – Abdomen Upper GI Series Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs) Electrocardiogram (EKG) Echocardiogram (Echo) Upper Endoscopy Life After Surgery Nutrition Protein Exercise Program Why Should I Choose Inspira? For millions of Americans, obesity is a life-long struggle. Its negative effects go far beyond self-image. Being obese significantly increases the risk for other health problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, Type-2 diabetes, cancer, and arthritis. Inspira Health now offers weight loss surgery at Inspira Medical Centers Elmer and Woodbury, in addition to our accredited program at Inspira Medical Center Vineland. Is weight loss surgery right for you? If yo-yo dieting, exercise and sacrifice hasn’t resulted in sustainable, long-lasting results, weight loss surgery may be right for you. At Inspira Medical Center in Vineland, New Jersey, we offer a wide range of weight loss surgery procedures to help you attain a healthier weight. Since 2006, Inspira Vineland has been nationally recognized as an Accredited Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Center by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the American College of Surgeons for exceeding standards for quality, safety and outcomes. We are committed to achieving that level of recognized excellence at Inspira Elmer. By your side for every step of the way. Our team of weight loss professionals is committed to supporting you through all phases of the surgical process, including pre-operative, post-operative, and long-term weight loss maintenance. To help our patients make lifestyle changes that sustain long-term weight loss, Inspira offers a variety of post-surgical services, such as weight management education, nutrition counseling, and two different support groups. For more information contact our Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Coordinators at: Susan Shropshire, RN, CBN, MBSC Inspira Medical Center Elmer & Vineland (856) 641-8398 Roseanne M. Racano, MSN, RN, CMSRN Inspira Medical Center Woodbury (856) 686-5230 Inspira Medical Center Vineland Recognized for Higher Quality in Bariatric Surgery! Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has recognized Inspira Medical Center Vineland with a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Bariatric Surgery designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated health care facilities that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community. Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) met overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for facilities located in its own service area; for details, contact your Local Blue Plan. Blue Distinction Centers+ (BDC+) also met cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable healthcare. Each facility’s cost of care is evaluated using data from its Local Blue Plan. Facilities in CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in two Local Blue Plans’ areas, resulting in two evaluations for cost of care; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether one or both cost of care evaluation(s) must meet BDC+ national criteria. National criteria for BDC and BDC+ are displayed on www.bcbs.com. Individual outcomes may vary. For details on a provider’s in-network status or your own policy’s coverage, contact your Local Blue Plan and ask your provider before making an appointment. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for non-covered charges or other losses or damages resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers.