Tower Health to Host Open House for New Weight Loss Surgery & Wellness Center
West Reading, PA., November 12, 2019 - On Thursday, November 14, at 6 p.m. Tower Health will host an Open House for the new "Weight Loss Surgery & Wellness Center" located at 1220 Broadcasting Road, Suite 100 in Wyomissing. Remarks from Stephan Myers, MD, Medical Director for the Weight Loss Surgery & Wellness Center, and ribbon cutting, will take place at 6:15 p.m. Media is invited to attend the private event.
The new 20,000 square-foot facility improves patient convenience by bringing together physicians, dietitians, and psychologists in one location. It also includes a commercial Teaching Kitchen, a free Clothing Closet to supplement patient wardrobes throughout their weight loss journey, and access to a state-of-the-art fitness center with weights and conditioning equipment. Attendees will see live cooking demonstrations from Tower Health dietitians.
"The long-term success of our patients and their families is important to us," said Dr. Myers. "With the health system's mission of 'Advancing Health. Transforming Lives.' in mind we developed a specialized facility that provides our patients access to all the weight loss care they need to achieve lifelong wellness."
The center is also home to a new Healthy Teens Program, for teens ages 13 to 17. This program offers weight loss options to help younger persons take control of their weight and live healthy. As one of only six programs in the state for young people, the new Healthy Teens program focuses on developing realistic plans to reach "a healthier weight" through age-appropriate education and support, while also providing the tools to build self-confidence and stay motivated to ensure success - now and throughout adulthood.
Tower Health Weight Loss Surgery & Wellness Center offers a comprehensive program for medical weight-loss solutions, as well as surgical weight-loss options based on each individual's needs. Our medical and support staff are specially trained and certified in obesity medicine.
The Weight Loss Surgery & Wellness Center program is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, which ensures our patients receive the most comprehensive, collaborative approach to treatment and recovery possible. The Center also holds a Blue Distinction Center+ designation in gastric stapling surgery from Highmark, demonstrating its ability to provide a full range of bariatric surgery care, including inpatient care, post-operative care, outpatient follow-up care, and patient education.
A photo of the ribbon cutting will be available upon request.
About Tower Health
With more than 12,000 team members, Tower Health consists of Reading Hospital in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. It also includes Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing; Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences in West Reading; home healthcare services provided by Tower Health at Home; and a network of 22 urgent care facilities across the Tower Health service area. Tower Health offers a connected network of 2,000 physicians, specialists and providers across 125 convenient locations. For more information, visit towerhealth.org.