Centegra Healthy Living Institute
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Weight-Loss Surgery Program


Located in the Centegra Health Center in Huntley, Illinois, the Centegra Weight-Loss Surgery Center offers a multidisciplinary approach to significant weight loss for individuals when all other attempts at weight loss have failed. This is a comprehensive weight loss program that addresses the whole person, combining surgery with behavior-based counseling, exercise and nutritional counseling with a registered dietitian to achieve the most effective results possible. Following surgery, patients are encouraged to participate in a support group that further encourages them as they stick to the program and achieve weight-loss goals.

The journey to better health and quality of life starts with our comprehensive weight loss program:

  • Free informational sessions
  • Consultation with Dr. Amir Heydari
  • Consultation with Dr. John Cheregi
  • Pre-operative classes and testing, including BMI
  • Meetings with a registered dietitian, psychotherapist and an exercise physiologist
  • Several minimally-invasive laparoscopic procedure options
  • Post-operative appointments with your surgeon
  • One year membership for you and a support person at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center
  • Visits with a certified Wellness Coach
  • Ongoing support group meetings twice per month facilitated by a registered nurse featuring educational programs on healthy diets, exercise, and weight loss tips taught by physicians, counselors, nurses, dietitians and trainers
  • Facebook support group page
  • Clothing sales—sell the clothes you undergrow and get some that fit
  • Social events—summer picnic, Halloween party and holiday party
  • Continuing contact with the program nurses and dietitians

Our commitment to you does not end after surgery. Our lifelong support system will monitor your long-term health status and weight loss success, helping you reverse the negative impact of obesity.

Our minimally-invasive weight loss surgery procedures include:

  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery
  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAP Band™ and Realize Band™)
  • Laparoscopic gastric sleeve
  • Surgical revisions

Our bariatric surgery program is unique in its approach to the care of the patient struggling with obesity.

Our non-invasive weight loss surgery procedures include:

  • Endoscopic Revision

Endoscopic Revision is an outpatient procedure available to former gastric bypass patients with a BMI of 27+.

The following characteristics set Centegra apart:

  • Personalized continuum of care available to patients through our multidisciplinary clinic
  • Team of nutritionists, mental health clinicians, exercise physiologists, dietitians, and other healthcare professionals
  • Comprehensive support services
  • Commitment to the long-term support and care of our patients

To talk to our Healthy Living Navigator or for more information, call 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347).

*The results shown are not typical, individual results might vary based on actual program participation.

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