Seminar Update

The seminar scheduled for 06/25/2018 @ 5:30pm is CANCELLED. It is rescheduled to 05/21/18 at 5:30pm located in the Cotthoff Learning Center. Please contact Linda Jako at 270-887-0100 ext. 4402 to reserve a seat!

Weight-loss Surgery

If you are struggling with obesity, let the Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Program at Jennie Stuart help you. Our talented and compassionate team of healthcare providers have years of weight loss surgery experience treating patients across our region, helping them live better, healthier lives.

Why do people come to Jennie Stuart for weight-loss surgery? That’s simple: we offer a comprehensive program designed to fit each patient’s unique needs along with our unmatched long-term support to help you be successful. There is support for you throughout every step of your journey, from your initial consultation to post-op and beyond.

Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery right for you?

Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve Surgery) is an option for people who cannot lose weight by other means, or who suffer from serious health problems related to obesity.

Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve Surgery) reduces the size of the stomach which causes patients to feel full sooner and lowers the production of hunger-inducing hormones, leading to significant long-term weight loss, hopefully resulting to improved health.

Candidates for this procedure are generally between the ages of 18-65, have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater (defined by the National Institutes of Health as approximately 100 pounds over ideal body weight), or a BMI of 35-40 with at least one condition related to obesity. These conditions include:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart and circulation problems, including high blood pressure
  • Arthritis
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Depression
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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL

For more information or questions, call our Bariatric Nurse Coordinator at
(270) 887-0100, ext. 4402
or
(800) 887-JSMC, ext. 4402

Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery Physicians

   Gerame Wells MD, FACS

Gerame Wells MD, FACS
Jennie Stuart Medical Group
General Surgery
1724 Kenton Street, Suite 2B
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

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upcoming events

6/25/2018
Weight-loss surgery informational seminar by Gerame Wells, MD, FACS
6/25/2018 - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

JSMC holds a free, informational seminar at 5:30 p.m. at Jennie Stuart in the lower level Cotthoff Learning Center. For more information and to register, call Linda Jako, LPN, Bariatric Nurse Coordinator at (270) 887-0100, ext. 4402, or toll-free (800) 887-JSMC, ext. 4402 or email ljako@jsmc.org. Patients are encouraged to pre-register due to limited seating at each seminar.


8/27/2018
Weight-loss surgery informational seminar by Gerame Wells, MD, FACS
8/27/2018 - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

JSMC holds a free, informational seminar at 5:30 p.m. at Jennie Stuart in the lower level Cotthoff Learning Center. For more information and to register, call Linda Jako, LPN, Bariatric Nurse Coordinator at (270) 887-0100, ext. 4402, or toll-free (800) 887-JSMC, ext. 4402 or email ljako@jsmc.org. Patients are encouraged to pre-register due to limited seating at each seminar.


10/22/2018
Weight-loss surgery informational seminar by Gerame Wells, MD, FACS
10/22/2018 - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

JSMC holds a free, informational seminar at 5:30 p.m. at Jennie Stuart in the lower level Cotthoff Learning Center. For more information and to register, call Linda Jako, LPN, Bariatric Nurse Coordinator at (270) 887-0100, ext. 4402, or toll-free (800) 887-JSMC, ext. 4402 or email ljako@jsmc.org. Patients are encouraged to pre-register due to limited seating at each seminar.