PBRMC Launches New Surgical Weight Loss Program

Poplar Bluff, MO (September 18, 2013) – Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center is excited to announce the launch of a new Surgical Weight Loss Program. Losing weight can be extremely difficult, and for people who have 100 pounds or more to lose, it can be even more challenging. For some, weight-loss surgery may offer a solution where other methods have failed. Bariatric surgery can be life transforming, offering individuals an opportunity to lead a more active and satisfying life.

Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center’s Surgical Weight Loss program provides education and support that begins before surgery and extends through recovery to ensure individuals are set up for success. Our program includes nutrition and fitness education to provide individuals with the tools they need to maintain long-term weight loss.

Dr. Sofiane El Djouzi leads the Surgical Weight Loss program and specializes in bariatric surgery. He is board certified in General Surgery and Fellowship trained in Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery and Bariatric Surgery. He has also received a certificate of completion of training by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. El Djouzi offers proven weight-loss techniques, including gastric bypass and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

Poplar Bluff Regional offers a free seminar on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the Education Classroom on the new Oak Grove Campus for anyone interested in learning more about the program. Registration for the seminar is required. More information can also be found at www.poplarbluffregionalweightloss.com or by calling (573) 778-2600.

About Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center

Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center is located in Poplar Bluff, Missouri and considered a regional medical hub for Butler County and seven other surrounding counties. PBRMC recently opened a new $173 million hospital campus in January 2013. The medical center employs more than 1,250 employees, making it the largest employer in the community. PBRMC continually strives toward its mission to provide passionate, quality-focused patient care.