Offering Hope Through Weight Loss Surgery

Obesity is associated with many health problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, sleep apnea, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, depression and more.

A multidisciplinary, comprehensive bariatric surgical program at Jefferson Regional Medical Center brings hope to patients seeking a healthier lifestyle.

Jefferson Regional is partnering with Hope Bariatrics specialists Geoffrey H. Wilcox, MD, FACS, and Michael D. Felix, MD, FACS, to provide this surgery to our patients. Drs. Wilcox and Felix are respected bariatric surgeons who are certified by the American Society for Metabolic Bariatric Surgery and have performed more than 1600 bariatric surgeries since 2003.

Typical weight loss surgical candidates are 100 pounds or more overweight, have health conditions related to their excess weight, and are looking to improve their overall health and quality of life. Two types of laparoscopic procedures – Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and gastric adjustable banding – are available at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

Jefferson Regional Medical Center offers the bariatric program for patients in a convenient location that will support the long-term relationship between physician and patient that is vital to successful bariatric surgery. 

Are you a candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

Determine your Body Mass Index (BMI) by using the BMI calculator at, then answer the questions below. If you answer “yes” to one or more of the questions, you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery.

• Are you more than 100 pounds over your ideal body weight?
• Do you have a BMI over 40?
• Is your BMI greater than 35, and do you have serious health problems such as high blood pressure or diabetes, related to being severely overweight?
• Have you not kept weight off despite past attempts at non-surgical weight loss?

Learn more at a free seminar

Monthly seminars with Hope Bariatric surgeons, Drs. Wilcox and Felix, are offered to discuss and answer questions about weight loss surgery. Seminars are held in the Bibro Pavilion, Jefferson Regional Medical Center.  Check the calendar of events for dates and times, or call 412-741-8862 to register or get more information.

Jefferson Regional Medical Center
565 Coal Valley Road
Jefferson Hills, PA 15025

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