Weight Management

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Earns National Bariatric Accreditation

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 | 0 comments

Steven Patching, M.D.

Steven Patching, M.D.

The bariatric surgery program at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento has been accredited as a Level 1 facility under the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The accreditation demonstrates the surgery program’s commitment to delivering the highest quality care for its bariatric surgery patients.

To earn the accreditation, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento met the essential criteria to ensure its ability to support a bariatric surgical care program and the institutional performance requirements outlined by the BSCN Accreditation Standards. Accredited bariatric surgery programs provide both the hospital resources necessary for optimal care of morbidly obese patients and the support and resources necessary to address the entire spectrum of care and needs of bariatric patients, both pre-and postoperatively.

“This accreditation validates our commitment to providing Read More

Benjamin Shadle, M.D., Appointed Medical Director for Bariatric Services

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 | 0 comments


Benjamin Shadle, M.D., FACS

Benjamin Shadle, M.D., FACS

Benjamin Shadle, M.D., FACS, has been appointed Medical Director for Bariatric Services at Sutter Roseville Medical Center.  These services are a component of the Sutter Weight Management Institute (SWMI), which offers both medically supervised weight loss and surgical weight loss programs.

As a bariatric surgeon, Dr. Shadle’s professional interests and areas of research include advanced laparoscopy/bariatric surgery with a special interest in the treatment of diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea. 

Dr. Shadle received his medical degree from Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. He completed Read More

Sutter Health Dietitian’s 10 Tips to Get Healthy for the New Year

Posted by on Dec 10, 2013 | 0 comments

Vicky Bourdaniotis, RD

Vicky Bourdaniotis, Registered Dietitian, Sutter Options for Success

Vicky Bourdaniotis, registered dietitian with Sutter Options for Success, a 12-week course to create a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise, shares tips about how to get healthy and stay healthy in the New Year. Read More

|Sutter Dietitians Ask Patients to Take Action

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 | 0 comments

Debbie Lucus, Registered Dietitian

Debbie Lucus, Registered Dietitian

One in three adults is obese in America and Sutter Health registered dietitians are taking advantage of national nutrition month to raise awareness of the many strategies to combat the obesity epidemic.

 “You can reach healthy weight goals by making gradual, healthy and reasonable changes in your eating and activity,” said Debbie Lucus, Registered Dietitian with Sutter Options for Success, one of the medical weight loss programs in the new Sutter Weight Management Institute.

 In order to lose weight it is important to eat a healthy diet. What does that mean? “Eating less fat and fewer calories than Read More

Sutter Doctor Among First in U.S. to be Accredited in Obesity Medicine

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 | 0 comments

John Hernried, M.D.

The American Board of Obesity Medicine conducted the first obesity medicine certification examination in Nov. 2012.  John Hernried, M.D., medical director for the Sutter Weight Management Institute, is one of 226 physicians across the U.S. who is now board certified in obesity medicine.

“With more than 30 percent of the U.S. adult population obese, no field of medicine is immune from the complications associated with obesity. Physicians certified in Obesity Medicine are able to positively impact all systems of the body by incorporating weight management in their traditional models of medical practice,” says Read More