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Columbus, Ohio 43222
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Bariatric surgery isn't about what you lose. It's about what you gain.
Whether that’s good health, greater energy, pain-free mobility, self-esteem or a good night’s sleep, losing weight can do more than change your size. It can change your life.
At the Mount Carmel Bariatric Center, that’s what we’re here to help you do. Our multi-disciplinary team of three surgeons, a nurse practitioner, bariatric nurse navigator, bariatric dietician and specially trained nurses offers a comprehensive approach to weight loss that’s not only medically successful, but also warm, caring and compassionate. And that doesn’t end when you leave the hospital. We offer personal, nutritional and lifestyle support long after surgery to make sure you achieve all your goals – not just your goal weight. So take a closer look at the Mount Carmel Bariatric Center and see what you can gain from our patient-centered approach to weight loss.
About our Program
The Mount Carmel Bariatric Center is a MBSAQIP Accredited Center offering the procedures, professionals, education and support you need to lose weight safely and permanently.
Ours is a dedicated 10-bed unit within Mount Carmel West. And because the unit is used primarily for bariatric surgery, it’s equipped with unique furnishings, equipment and even gowns to accommodate people of all sizes.
Our respected team is led by three surgeons: Marcus Miller, MD, Maurice-Pierre Pagé, MD, and Charles Dabbs, MD. It’s an experienced, consistent, compassionate team that allows us to not only provide comprehensive care and achieve excellent outcomes that are well above national measures, but also to be here for patients like you long before and long after your bariatric surgery when that understanding and experience matter most.
If surgery is the right solution for your weight-loss goals, we want to make sure you get the procedure that’s best for you and your needs. That’s why our surgical team recommends vertical sleeve gastrectomy or the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Both have proven safe and effective in providing long-term significant weight loss. If a patient is experiencing issues or not achieving the anticipated results of a previous surgery, our team also specializes in gastric bypass revisions and gastric banding conversions.
Mount Carmel offers free educational seminars to learn about obesity, nutrition, the surgical treatments available at the Mount Carmel Bariatric Center, and insurance coverage. Our surgeons and members of our team lead these seminars and are available to answer questions, offer advice and help with preliminary paperwork. An online video option is available for those unable to attend in person.
For more information about bariatric surgery at Mount Carmel or to obtain times, dates and locations for our free educational seminars, call 614-234-5000.
The Mount Carmel Bariatric Center is a MBSAQIP Accredited Center offering all the procedures, professionals, education and support you need to lose weight safely and permanently. Ours is a dedicated 10-bed unit within Mount Carmel West. And because the unit is used primarily for bariatric surgery, it’s equipped with unique furnishings, equipment and even gowns to accommodate people of all sizes.
What Do Patients Say About Mount Carmel Bariatric Center?
“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
More About the Surgeons of Mount Carmel Bariatric Center
Marcus Miller, MD completed his undergraduate work at The Ohio State University and completed his medical degree at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He performed his general surgery residency at Mount Carmel Health. Active in the medical community, Dr. Miller is Board-Certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow with the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, Ohio State Medical Association, and the Columbus Medical Association. An elected member of Alpha Omega Alpha, he also serves on multiple hospital committees.
Maurice-Pierre Pagé, MD completed his medical degree at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed a residency in general surgery at Mount Carmel Health. Board-Certified by the American Board of Surgery, he also completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He holds memberships with the American College of Surgeons, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. Dr. Pagé has presented at national meetings on the topics of obesity surgery, reflux surgery and robotic surgery simulation.
Charles Dabbs, MD received his medical degree from Northwestern University, and completed his surgical training at Wright State’s Boonshoft School of Medicine, practicing at the city hospitals in the Dayton metropolitan area. In addition to bariatric surgery, his clinical interests include laparoscopic hernia repair, abdominal wall reconstruction, and laparoscopic gastrointestinal tract surgery.