Genesis Weight Clinic, LLC

An Accredited Program of Excellence

If you are considering the Optifast® Weight Management Program, you are required to meet a number of criteria. In most cases, you must:

  • Have a BMI – 27 or greater
  • Medical problems that may be corrected or greatly improved with significant weight loss.
  • Have the intellectual capacity to understand and comply with the recommended program and lifestyle changes.
  • Have a history of failing to lose weight or maintain weight loss on other diet programs.
  • Not have any medical conditions that would make the meal replacement prohibitive or inappropriate.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to engage in lifestyle and nutritional habits know to support weight loss.
  • Have support from family, spouse, or close friends.
  • The Optifast® meal replacement is not recommended for those with uncontrolled mental disorders, those patients known to abuse alcohol or drugs, or those with an eating disorder such as bulimia.

Over the years, the Genesis Center for Weight Management has developed a national reputation for excellence and been designated a top-performing center. We are the Quad Cities’ only accredited program through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.

Candidates for Surgery — Genesis Health System

The goal of bariatric surgery is to reduce and maintain permanent loss of a least half of the preoperative excess body weight, improving health and reducing weight-related health risks.  If you are considering gastric bypass surgery, you are required to meet a number of criteria. In most cases, you must:

The National Institute of Health requires:

  • A BMI of 40 or above
  • Or, a BMI of 35 or greater with a co-morbidity of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and/or sleep apnea.

We also ask that you:

  • Not use tobacco products including e-cigarettes and vaporizers for 8-10 weeks before surgery
  • Demonstrate a willingness to engage in lifestyle and nutritional habits known to support weight loss.
  • Have support from family, spouse, or close friends.
  • Surgery is not recommended for the patients known to abuse alcohol or drugs, or those with an eating disorder such as bulimia.

Preparing Yourself for Surgery

The majority of our procedures are done using minimally invasive techniques. The best preparation is to understand the risks and benefits and to closely follow your doctor’s instructions.

To mentally prepare yourself:

  • Understand the surgical process and what to expect afterwards.
  • Talk to people who have had weight loss surgery.
  • Start a journal about your experience. Record how you feel now, the obstacles you encounter, the things you hope to be able to do after surgery.
  • Get a letter of support from your family. It helps to know you have people behind you, waiting to help.
  • Bring a support person with you to attend any and all appointments.
  • Attend our monthly support groups

Continuum of Care

Human Digestive System

Human Digestive System

To better understand how weight loss
surgery works, it is important to
understand how your gastrointestinal tract functions.

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At Genesis, our Center for Weight Management program is distinguished by the continuum of care we provide to patients before and after surgery through a multi-disciplinary clinic. The program includes:

For 12 months after surgery, patients are required to participate in follow up care with our registered dietitian, surgeon, and physical therapist. Annual visits with your surgeons are required after the first full year.

Genesis Weight Clinic, LLC

At Genesis Weight Loss and Wellness Centers, we understand that every person we treat is unique.

There is no single path to weight loss success that will work for everyone. That’s why our program is successful because we design individual plans and we work with you every step of the way.

The problems of obesity are not all obvious. Obesity is a known risk factor for diabetes, heart failure, stroke, hypertension, back and knee pain, sleep apnea and other health risks. Patients on our program often find we can reduce or even eliminate medications for diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol as their health improves.

We are a Christian-based, medically supervised weight loss and nutrition center. Since opening in 2011, we have seen a major impact on the lives of hundreds of clients. Our professional and caring staff work efficiently to educate and motivate our clients regarding weight loss by implementing healthy lifestyles. We care about helping you to form an individualized plan that will help you increase energy, curb appetite and live a better quality of life! 

Samantha Fetner Baggett

FNP-C, MSN, RN

OWNER {amp}amp; PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator

Spray Tan Specialist 

Dr. John Homes — Medical Director

Dr. Mitchel Shirah — Physician 

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Take the first step to long-term weight loss

The actual weight a patient will lose after the procedure is dependent on several factors. These include:

  • Patient’s age

  • Weight before surgery

  • Overall condition of patient’s health

  • Ability to exercise

  • Commitment to maintaining dietary guidelines and other follow-up care

  • Motivation of patient and cooperation of their family, friends and associates

In general, weight loss surgery success is defined as achieving loss of 50% or more of excess body weight and maintaining that level for at least five years.

Clinical studies show that, following surgery, most patients lose weight rapidly and continue to do so until 18 to 24 months after the procedure. Patients may lose 30 to 50% of their excess weight in the first six months and 77% of excess weight as early as 12 months after surgery.

Patients with lower initial BMIs will lose a greater percentage of their excess weight and will more likely come closer to their ideal body weight. Patients with Type 2 Diabetes tend to show less overall excess weight loss than patients without Type 2 Diabetes.

Since its launch in 2003, the Genesis Center for Weight Management has transformed — and even extended — the lives of more than 1,900 bariatric surgery patients who struggled with obesity. You can lose weight and gain a new, healthier life with the help of our compassionate weight-loss support team and our proven track record of safe, nationally-recognized care.

The Genesis Center for Weight Management offers:

We will make sure you have the education, encouragement, and assistance you need to achieve long-term weight loss and embrace a healthier lifestyle.

Human Digestive System

To better understand how weight loss
surgery works, it is important to
understand how your gastrointestinal tract functions.

Learn more.

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Medical monitoring

This non-surgical program combines comprehensive lifestyle education and medical monitoring with a great-tasting meal replacement diet that doesn’t require weighing or measuring. In addition to being medically supervised, you will receive counseling and ongoing personalized support to assist you in being accountable with your structure and discipline.

Results

The goal is to lose weight gradually, at an anticipated weight loss of 5-15% baseline weight in 18 weeks and to maintain permanent loss, improving health and reducing weight-related health risks. With instruction, you will be taught how to gradually return to self- prepared food.

Patients will remain a part of the Genesis Center for Weight Management and have continued support long after reaching their goal (for life). Consult with your doctor to determine if you would be a good candidate for the Optifast® Weight Management Program

Three Phase Program

Once an evaluation has been done to ensure you are an appropriate candidate, you will begin progressing through a three-phase program:

  • Active Weight Loss
  • Transitional Weight Loss
  • Long-Term Management
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