Weight Loss: The Bariatric Center of Kansas City Opens New Comprehensive Care for Obesity Wing
We are happy to report that, with the increasing demand for weight loss services in the Kansas City Metro Area, The Bariatric Center of Kansas City has expanded its services to more fully support the needs of bariatric patients. An additional office in Building A of the Shawnee Mission Health Prairie Star complex is now open for business at 23351 Prairie Star Pkwy, Suite A-305. (Our new office is just steps away from our primary office, still located in Suite B-300 of Building B in the Prairie Star Complex)
Providing Comprehensive Care for Obesity and weight loss, we are pleased to offer specialty services by obesity medicine physician, Hassan M. Saradih, MD, MMM, a Board-Certified Internist specializing in Bariatric Medicine who is assisted by nurse, Whitney Venegoni, APRN. Having been trained to understand the unique needs of the bariatric patient, Dr. Saradih and his team are highly skilled in helping to address the day-to-day medical needs of post-surgery bariatric patients and able to provide assistance with weight loss and re-gain if needed.
Additionally, we have expanded psychology services with the addition of Dr. Michelle Coker, PhD who now works with Dr. Ravi Sabapathy, PsyD in the provision of expanded mental health assessment and counseling services. Additional therapies offered include couples and family counseling to address common concerns of patients and/or their families when facing pre-surgery and post-surgery issues that impact relationships with partners and/or other family members. Therapeutic services for post-surgery patient concerns continue to be provided as well.
We have also expanded provision of nutritional health counseling and medically supervised weight loss services with the addition of Dietitian, Michelle Adams, RD. Michelle works with our Lead Dietitian, Laura Hernandez, MBA, RD, to further round out the provision of comprehensive bariatric care for our patients.
Our Sleep Studies Unit managed by Sleep Medicine Coordinator, Brandon Miller, has relocated to the Comprehensive Care for Obesity wing as well. Brandon provides sleep study assessments and treatment for sleep apnea within our patient population, providing for better quality of life through improved sleep and increased safety for bariatric surgical procedures.
Lastly, The Bariatric Center of Kansas City’s Program Coordinator, Chris Bovos, BSN, RN, CBN, and her assistant, Katherine Hiller, BSN, RN, have joined the team at this location to further enhance support services provided to our bariatric weight loss surgery patients through the provision of pre-op education classes and post-op support group meetings held bi-monthly in the first-floor conference room of Building A (Suite A-105).
Existing patients should note that services you may require from our Bariatric Internist, Psychologists, Dietitians, Sleep Medicine Coordinator and/or Bariatric Program Coordinator will now be provided to you at The Bariatric Center of Kansas City’s Comprehensive Care for Obesity wing at 23351 Prairie Star Pkwy, Suite A-305, Lenexa, KS 66227.
Phone access to our providers can still be obtained by calling our main number at 913.677.6319. Erica, Masie or Carla will be most happy to assist you when you arrive!