What's New - Fall 2016
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Lose the weight and keep it off with ORBERA™
If you struggle with your weight and are frustrated by other weight loss options, Gundersen Health System has an alternative to consider.
We offer the ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon, an FDA-approved, non-surgical solution for adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 to 40 who have tried other weight reduction methods.
The two-part program includes:
- Portion control through the insertion of a durable balloon into the stomach, which is removed after six months.
- 12 months of coaching from a team of specialists to help you sustain healthy
- habits and keep the weight off.
Learn more, including taking the first step with a weight management seminar, and schedule a consultation at gundersenhealth.org/bariatrics/orbera.
New ratings put you in charge of better care
You can't open a magazine or go online without seeing a rating for a product or service. Why should healthcare be any different?
We agree, which is why we are putting the most accurate and current information in your hands by adding clinician ratings on gundersenhealth.org. Ratings are based on surveys sent to patients after clinic visits and use a star format – five stars is the highest rating and one star is the lowest. Patient comments are also included.
Peace of mind for heart patients with CardioMEMS®
Gundersen is the first and only medical center in our area to offer CardioMEMS™ to some patients with heart failure.In a clinical study, CardioMEMS reduced hospital readmissions by 37 percent and mortality by 57 percent.
A dime-sized, wireless sensor is implanted in your pulmonary artery using a minimally invasive procedure. Daily readings taken at home are transmitted to Gundersen for review. CardioMEMS spots an early indication of worsening heart failure, even before symptoms appear, to help you avoid serious illness or hospitalization.
CardioMEMS is easy to use:
- No special technology needed at home
- Portable monitor makes travel easy
- Implanted sensor does not need batteries or replacement parts
- Your primary care provider can access information for ongoing care close to home
- No restrictions on imaging services
For more information on the CardioMEMS monitoring system, contact our Heart Failure Clinic at (608) 775-2150.