Recently, Dr. Jamie Loggins performed Central Maine Bariatric Surgery’s 2,000th bariatric surgery. Accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) since 2010, Central Maine Bariatric Surgery has a long history of helping patients lose weight and live healthier lives.
Dale Morgan and Gail White, identical twin sisters who underwent surgery in February 2017, just 20 days apart, chose bariatric surgery to lose excess weight and control chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure. Having the surgery at CMMC was an easy choice for the sisters, who are visually impaired, because of their proximity to the hospital and access to CMMC via the bus route. The twins have lost a combined 183 pounds in the last year.
“I decided on my 60th birthday that my 60s were going to be the ‘decade of health,’ and the surgery was part of that,” said Morgan. White agreed, adding that she was looking to increase her energy and that her head and body were ready for a change.
“As we mark the milestone of 2,000 bariatric surgeries at CMMC, we reflect on the improved quality of life we provide for our patients. Being able to see the smiles and tears of joy, share the hugs, and hear our patients say ‘thank you’ is the most rewarding part of working in bariatrics. We’re proud to be a top-quality bariatric surgery center for patients in Maine,” said Dr. Jamie Loggins, FACS, FASMBS, Medical Director, Central Maine Bariatric Surgery.
Morgan and White couldn’t agree more about having their quality of life back, even remarking that instead of dreading having to walk, they live to walk. During the summer, the pair was able to get up to eight miles, and they’ve also been able to stop taking prescription medications.
Another deciding factor for the sisters in choosing CMMC was the center’s bariatric surgery information session that provided honest details about the process. Morgan and White also commented on the thoroughness of the pre-surgery process where they received in-depth medical assessments and learned about healthy living, which has helped them achieve and maintain their weight loss over the last year.
Central Maine Bariatric Surgery offers free informational sessions for the public on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 5:45 p.m. in the Chairman Conference Rooms A, B, and C at 12 High Street in Lewiston. For more information, call 207-795-5710.
Note: Morgan and White are available for interviews. Contact Allison Coombs if interested.