New York, NY, June 13, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The Dutchess Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, part of the Centers for Specialty Care Group operated by CEO Kenneth Rozenberg, now provides state-of-the-art bariatric rehabilitation for patients recovering from weight loss surgery. Situated north of New York City in the Berkshires, the Dutchess Center offers a variety of healthcare services, but is particularly well-known for its bariatric program.
"As obesity becomes a rising problem in this country, it's important to offer support and quality rehabilitation for patients opting for weight loss surgery. The Dutchess Center is a proud member of the Centers for Specialty Care Group," said Kenneth Rozenberg, CEO of the Centers for Specialty Care Group.
The Dutchess Center's trained bariatric staff supports patients through the multifaceted rehabilitation process for bariatric surgery, which requires both physical recovery and long-term behavioral modification. Like most major surgeries, patients recovering from weight loss surgery require close care for several days or weeks after surgery, including food preparation and pain management.
Perhaps the most important part of the rehabilitation process is to guide patients in developing long-term healthy eating habits. In addition to preventing immediate complications such as gastric dumping syndrome, maintaining post-surgery nutrition empowers patients to succeed in losing weight and keeping it off.
In 2008, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery announced that, from a group of over 400 patients, those that followed their doctor's instructions to eat healthily and exercise lost 35% more body weight than patients who did not - and they were more likely to maintain their weight loss over time. These positive habits begin during the rehabilitation process, a fact reflected in the Dutchess Center's dedicated care services.
"Obesity puts patients at risk for a variety of conditions, including cardiac disease, cancer, diabetes, asthma, and sleep apnea. Undergoing weight loss surgery is a major step forward, and we want to be there to support patients throughout the recovery process," Rosenberg said.
In addition to the Dutchess Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, the Centers for Specialty Care Group features a host of other top-tier medical facilities in and around New York City. The Queens Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, for example, is renowned for its hip and knee rehab; nearby in East Brooklyn, the Bushwick Center for Rehabilitation features convenient medical care among spacious patios and gardens.
To find out more about Kenneth Rozenberg and the Centers for Specialty Care Group, visit www.KennethRozenberg.com or www.CFSCGOnline.com. Kenneth Rozenberg is also on Twitter and Facebook at www.twitter.com/KennyRozenberg and www.facebook.com/KennethRozenberg.