The key to successful weight loss is evidence-based, medically-sound tools and patient education. Prima CARE offers precisely that. Our physicians provide customized plans based on patient goals, current health status, and medical history to help patients lose weight and keep it off.
We provide expert evaluation for surgical weight-loss procedures, coupled with a customized plan for diet, exercise, and behavior modification. For more information about medical weight loss, call the Prima CARE Center at (774) 365-4542. To schedule a free assessment in Fall River, click here.
This comprehensive program for weight management is an affiliation of Prima CARE's Endocrinology Division and St. Anne's and St. Elizabeth's acclaimed Bariatric Surgery Program. Prima CARE now offers patients the combined benefits of a weight loss program and weight-loss surgery so you can achieve your goal of weight loss and improved health.
For a patient to enjoy the long-term success of gastric bypass surgery, they must commit to making permanent changes in their lifestyle. As with any major surgery, bariatric surgery comes with the risks of side effects.
Good candidates for bariatric surgery include people who:
For a referral to the Center for Weight Control, speak to your Primary Care Provider (PCP) or call 508-235-0481. You can also contact Dr. Tamer Yacoub at 508-672-0483.
Prima CARE's Endocrinologist, Dr. Tamer Yacoub, works alongside Dr. Matthew Lemaitre of St. Elizabeth’s in providing the safest and most effective medical and surgical options for weight control. Their staff includes dedicated nurse practitioners, dietitians, and psychologists that work collaboratively to customize a weight loss plan catered to your individual desires and medical needs.
Yes, we are also equipped to provide antireflux surgery for treatment of GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) for patients who have not had success with medicine or other conventional treatment. Antireflux surgery is a minimally-invasive procedure that corrects gastroesophageal reflux.