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Baptist offers surgical, medical weight loss programs


Learn about medical and surgical options for weight loss at Baptist Health Paducah during monthly information sessions or by visiting For more information or dates of the information sessions, phone 270.443.0202.

Baptist Health now offers minimally-invasive laparoscopic gastric bypass, adjustable band and vertical sleeve surgical options, based on an individual’s need.

Bariatric surgeon Paige Quintero, MD, (right) said the lives of many overweight men and women have been changed after surgery with significant and sustainable weight loss improving medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and joint pain.

“No one should feel ashamed to see a physician over concerns about weight and the possible health risks associated with being overweight,” she said. “After a thorough review, we determine if weight loss surgery is best for the patient. In some cases, it indeed is the only option to cure diabetes, sleep apnea and other health risks.”