About Weight Loss Surgery
Do you have a question about what you can expect as you embark on your weight-loss journey at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center?
Lifestyle changes after surgery and
Weight loss surgery procedures and
Our expert team of surgeons and staff answer some of the most common questions about weight loss surgery in the video clips below.
Darcie Schmidt, RN, RSN, CBN
Melanie Rosa, LPN
Melissa Townsend, RD
Bariatric Surgery and Weight Loss Team
The bariatric program at Avera McKennan includes many different team members: physicians, nurses, dieticians, pharmacists, physical therapists/exercise professionals, psychologists, and the bariatric coordinator. All of these team members work together to assist patients in long-term weight loss success. Avera McKennan is a Level 1B Accredited Bariatric Center, Adult and Pediatric by the American College of Surgeons.