What Are You 'Weighting' for?- "I have always loved the saying, 'Just when the caterpillar thought her world was over, she became a butterfly.' Nearly five years ago, when I was in my early 20s, Dr. Ludwig and the North Valley Surgical Associate team met and saw the comfortable yet unhealthy and dangerous cocoon I had made around myself. Their team did not just break open my cocoon for me but rather gave me the tools to dismantle it myself. Having the Roux-en-Y procedure changed not only my lifestyle, by losing 276 pounds, but the way I viewed the world around me. I am so excited to be a part of showing other young girls the tools to break free of their own cocoons and fly out into a whole new world of their own." - Sarah, patient
Enloe Bariatric Program
The Bariatric Program at Enloe Medical Center in Chico, Calif., is committed to addressing the medical, psychological, social and nutritional issues associated with excess weight. We offer a complete program designed to help patients with ongoing healthy weight management.
Our program includes weight-loss surgical treatment as well as education and support programs before and after surgery to help patients on the path to success. We are committed to leading the way for obesity treatment and patient advocacy, and creating a nurturing environment for patients with caring staff and supportive resources. Learn more about our program in this video:
Bariatric Center of Excellence
Enloe Medical Center is designated as a Center of Excellence, with bariatric surgical director Dr. Deron Ludwig, from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The ASMBS awarded Enloe with this three-year designation four times: in 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.
The Bariatric Program at Enloe was also awarded The 2016 Spirit of Planetree Award: Patient Centered Excellence and Innovation at the International Planetree Patient Centered Care conference.
On the right you can see some of the team accepting the award. (Left to right: Shirley Hansen, RN, senior director of Nursing Operations; Joy Todd, R.N., M.S., former bariatric coordinator; Erik Simchuk, M.D.; and Connie Rowe, R.N., vice president of Patient Care Services. Daron Ludwig, M.D., is not pictured).
Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery
Enloe Medical Center is designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery. Blue Distinction is given to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality health care and is based on rigorous, evidence-based criteria.
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Enloe Bariatric Program
251 Cohasset Road, Suite 110, Chico | (530) 332-5122 | Contact Us Online
Highly competitive and affordable out-of-pocket rates are available for all bariatric procedures.