Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall launches monthly educational seminars

The Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall (MSLC) Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery is now offering free monthly weight loss surgery education and support groups at its Newburgh campus. The seminars will take place on the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m., which will be followed by the support groups on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 7 p.m. There will also be a nutrition class offered on the 4th Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.

All seminars, support groups, and classes will be held in Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall’s Drake Conference Center located at 70 DuBois Street in Newburgh.

One of the first steps when considering bariatric surgery is to learn about the different surgical weight loss options available. The free seminars will include how each surgery works, the risks and benefits, as well as how the team can help patients make these important lifestyle changes.

Bariatric Surgery is a life-changing event that requires a team approach for long-term success. The team at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall’s Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery works with each individual patient to ensure that the proper pre- and post-procedure support is provided. A dedicated patient navigator works with each patient to answer questions, address any concerns, and provide support and information throughout their weight loss journey. This personalized approach is just one reason that Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall is recognized as one of the top facilities in New York State.

Board-certified surgeons currently performing weight loss procedures at MSLC include Dr. Jaime Cepeda, Dr. Seth Judd, Dr. John Powell, Dr. Ramon Rivera, and Dr. Wayne Weiss.

MSLC offers Lap-Band, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Gastric Bypass procedures. Each surgery has a unique profile of effectiveness, safety, and risks, and the team of expert surgeons helps patients choose the right operation to fit their needs. All surgeries are performed laparoscopically.

The Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery is accredited under MBSAQIP (Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program) as a comprehensive center of excellence through the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

For more information, or to reserve a space at one of the seminars or support groups, please call (845) 568-2825.

Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall (MSLC) is a not-for-profit community hospital with campuses in Newburgh and Cornwall, NY. The hospital is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the Hudson Valley and has achieved excellence in the delivery of compassionate and comprehensive health care services. In January 2018, MSLC officially became part of the Montefiore Health System to strengthen the delivery of health care locally and enhance access to exceptional specialty care for Hudson Valley residents. In March 2019, the hospital changed its name from St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital to Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall.



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