Even if you don’t qualify for weight loss surgery – or decide that it’s not right for you – AtlantiCare physicians can help you reach your weight loss goals.
Alexander Onopchenko, MD, FACS has received additional training in bariatric (weight loss) medicine in order to provide exceptional care for people dealing with obesity. Dr. Onopchenko works with non-surgical patients to attain weight loss goals through medication, diet and exercise programs. He also assists surgical patients who need to lose weight prior to surgery and those who have regained weight after surgery.
Samir Patel, MD, FACS offers individuals supervised weight loss programs, including nutrition counseling and metabolic testing by a registered dietician. Where appropriate, Dr. Patel prescribes medication for use in combination with diet and exercise.
For more information or to make an appointment with Dr. Onopchenko or Dr. Patel, call 1-888-569-1000.
Exercise not only helps you lose weight, it also makes you feel better physically and mentally. To get started – and stay motivated – many of our patients turn to AtlantiCare LifeCenter, located in Egg Harbor Township . The center offers comprehensive fitness services, including a special weight loss program. Tailored exercise instruction, nutritional counseling, spa-like amenities and many other features help care for your mind, body and spirit.
For more information about the LifeCenter, visit the LifeCenter web site or call (609) 677-LIFE (5433).