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Mission Hospital offers advanced weight-loss programs in a clinical and supportive environment. If you need a helping hand with weight management, we have safe and effective medical and surgical treatments for you. We understand that weight loss is often not as simple as it sounds. And it's not just about losing pounds; it's about new beginnings. If you need our assistance and qualify for one of our programs, ask your physician to refer you to Mission Weight Management. To begin your journey, sign up for a free medical or surgical weight management information session and learn how our programs works. Call (828) 213-4100 or click below to register for a free information session. One of our knowledgeable staff members will be in touch with you to answer any questions you have.
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Obesity is currently one of the nation's most serious health problems. That's why it's comforting to know there are innovative new ways to address weight management, right here in western North Carolina. At Mission Weight Management, our bariatric and medical weight loss programs are focused on addressing obesity with modern treatment strategies, education and research, all in a compassionate setting.
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Considering Bariatric Surgery? Your Questions Answered by Our Surgeon
By Katherine Habenicht Yancey, MD Fellowship-Trained Bariatric Surgeon Thinking about exploring bariatric surgery? These questions are among the most frequently asked by my patients: Is the sleeve gastrectomy a “less invasive” operation than the ...View More
What Are the Best Oils to Use When Cooking?
By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutrition Educator At Mission Weight Management, we’re often asked which oils are the best to use when cooking. The answer may surprise you – none. Liquid oil is 100 percent fat, ...View More
Healthy Summer Recipe – Savory Potato Salad
Warm weather means fun and hanging out with friends. Check out this simple — and healthy — dish that’s great for any summer gathering. Savory Potato Salad Ingredients 6 medium potatoes (about 2 pounds) 2 stalks celery, finely ...View More
Six Ways to Add Flavor – Low-Fat, Low-Calorie and Low-Sodium
By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutrition Educator Extracts Pairings: Try banana, coconut or lime extract in a fruit and yogurt smoothie. Add mint or raspberry extract to a chocolate meal replacement shake. Add almond, maple ...View More
A Shift in Thinking – Sharing Tips for Success after Winning at Weight Loss
By Cheri Hinshelwood A significant turning point in Greg Lisenbee’s lifelong weight-loss battle came while listening to the welcome speaker at Mission Weight Management Center’s free information session two years ago. She ...View More
Mindful Eating – 10 Cognitive Distortions and How to Correct Them
By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutrition Educator Harness the power of your mind by listening to the background voices in your head relating to healthy eating. Consider journaling them on paper. Are your thoughts leading ...View More
Five Nutrition Pitfalls to Avoid and Five Nutrients to Include When Stressed
By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutrition Educator Stress can have a very real impact on our diet, as many of us change our eating habits when our stress levels rise. Avoiding these pitfalls and including ...View More
12 Grocery Shopping Tips to Stay Healthy and Save Time
By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutrition Educator Ever wonder how to shop for healthy food without spending hours in the grocery store or how to prepare flavorful healthy food your family will want to eat? ...View More
His Decision to Have Bariatric Surgery was Lifesaving – Tips from a Weight-Loss Journey
By Jason Schneider With their daughter, Charlie Jo, a year and half old, Todd Israel and his wife, Jennifer, decided around the end of 2014 to have another child. Israel attended a free information session ...View More
March 8 is National “What’s on Your Plate” Day – Understanding the Importance of Portion Size
By Laura Tolle Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator March 8 is National “What’s on Your Plate” Day. As a dietitian/nutritionist, I dread it when people look at my plate and into ...View More
New Year, New You! Five Tips for Keeping Your Weight-Loss Resolution
By Cheri Hinshelwood When weight loss tops your New Year’s resolutions, making a fresh start can lead to a healthier you. Think of your resolution as what you’d like to achieve and ...View More
Summer Shape All Year Long – One Woman’s Story of Losing Weight, and Keeping It Off
By Jennifer Sellers Melissa Coppel of Candler is a busy mom of two children. For a number of years, she wanted to lose 35-40 pounds of post-baby weight, but she had difficulty finding something ...View More
A Total 180: How Bariatric Surgery Helped Amy Hill Make Her Dream a Reality
By Jennifer Sellers Amy Hill of Canton had been overweight almost her entire life. Outwardly, she projected self-acceptance, but deep down she wasn’t as satisfied with herself as she seemed. “I tried to ...View More
Healthy for the Holidays: How to Avoid Regretting Your Food Choices
By Elizabeth Holmes Clinical Nutritionist Educator, Mission Weight Management The holiday season, with the parties, seasonal foods, desserts and time with loved ones, can be a difficult time of the year for healthy eating ...View More