793 West State Street
Columbus, Ohio 43222
Dr. Patricia Choban
Dr. Marcus Miller
Dr. Phillip Price
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Patricia Choban, MD, Marcus Miller, MD, Phillip Price, MD, and Maurice-Pierre Pagé, MD are board-certified general surgeons who comprise the surgical team of the Mount Carmel Bariatric Center, a state-of-the-art facility and "Center of Excellence" as designated by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Under the leadership of Drs. Choban, Miller, Price and Pagé, Mount Carmel Bariatric Center provides weight loss surgery patients with a range of advanced bariatric options, each being part of a comprehensive weight loss management program with life-changing implications. The skilled weight loss surgeons of Mount Carmel Bariatric Center have successfully performed more than 3,500 bariatric procedures, consistently delivering safe and remarkable results that are well above the national average.
Drs. Choban, Miller, Price and Pagé offer an array of bariatric procedures, including adjustable gastric banding, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery and sleeve gastrectomy, more commonly known as gastric sleeve surgery. Each procedure reduces the capacity of the stomach, thereby restricting food intake and inducing safe and gradual weight loss. Patients who undergo weight loss surgery are able to remedy many health problems associated with obesity, including diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease, depression and more.
The Bariatric Center is an exclusive 10-bed unit with unique furnishings, equipment and even gowns to accommodate people of all sizes. And because it's located on the Mount Carmel West campus, there's plenty of diagnostic equipment and an ICU nearby for any special need or circumstance.
Drs. Choban, Miller, Price and Pagé offer free educational seminars to help prospective patients explore whether bariatric surgery is the right choice for them. At these forums, patients learn about the different bariatric surgeries and have an opportunity to meet and ask questions of the surgeons.
For more information about bariatric surgery at Mount Carmel or to obtain times, dates and locations for our free educational forum, call 614-234-LIFE.
"Being a competitive athlete and mountain climber weren't even on my radar screen. I had a family history of heart disease, diabetes and cancer, and I had been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and two degenerative discs in my lower back. I'd made a lot of bad choices and had to make a drastic change. My bariatric surgery was a life-altering event. It taught me unyielding determination. And I've used that lesson to not only lose the weight, but to compete in numerous marathons and triathlons, and climb Mt. Ranier and Mt. McKinley. And soon I'm going to be the first bariatric patient to climb Mt. Everest." Erin
"Making it through life without having health issues was a big concern of mine, but my self-esteem was an even bigger issue. I was insecure and felt like I was holding back others in my life, so I never went out with my friends. Now I'm not just healthier, I'm happier. I have a positive outlook on myself and my life, and I'm doing all the things I never had the energy or the self-confidence to do." Amanda
"At 332 pounds, I suffered from sleep apnea, high blood pressure and a chronic knee injury. On top of that I was very depressed. Thanks to the surgery, all of these conditions have improved tremendously. I no longer have sleep apnea, so I can dream again. And even though I'm going to need knee replacement surgery, the pain I feel now is a lot less. This experience has not only changed me physically, it has helped me love myself again, too." Karen
"I have to say, I didn't really have a mental picture of my future. My father died at 49 and with my obesity, I didn't see myself making it to my late 50s or beyond. But that was before I lost 197 pounds. Now I've got the feeling of living back. My life continues to evolve, and it's only getting better. I can see milestones in the future and I can now see myself reaching them." Wally
Patricia Choban, MD, earned her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University. She completed her medical internship and surgical residency at Eastern Virginia Medical College. Dr. Choban also underwent fellowship training at the Eastern Virginia Medical School. She is affiliated with several professional organizations, including the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Marcus Miller, MD, obtained his medical degree at Wright State University. He completed his internship and residency at Mount Carmel Health. Dr. Miller is affiliated with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Phillip Price, MD, received his medical degree at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his residency at Mount Carmel Health. Dr. Price is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Maurice-Pierre Pagé, MD, received his medical degree from University of Kentucky College of Medicine and then completed a residency at Mount Carmel. Board-Certified by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Pagé recently completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at Medical College of Wisconsin.