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Losing weight is never easy—but it may be the best thing you can do for your overall good health. Excess weight has been linked to a host of serious medical conditions, including diabetes, heart and lung problems, high blood pressure, arthritis and joint pain, and lots more. Losing weight can stop and even reverse the effects of many of these conditions. Losing just a little weight can help. That’s why Hancock Health offers a full range of options to help you lose weight—from nutrition, weight management, and exercise options at Hancock Wellness Center—with locations in McCordsville, New Palestine and Greenfield—to bariatric surgery in conjunction with St.Vincent Bariatrics, the state’s largest and most experienced bariatric surgery program.

Nutrition & Weight Loss

Nutrition, Weight Loss, and Exercise

If you’re looking for great advice and great motivational support in an environment that’s all about health, wellness, and fitness, check out everything that’s available at our state-of-the-art Hancock Wellness Center in McCordsville, New Palestine or in Greenfield:

  • Hancock HNT. Hancock HNT is a comprehensive weight loss program that combines weekly healthy living classes with a highly structured meal plan to deliver results.  With the help of supportive health professionals, you’ll lose weight safely and learn to manage a healthy weight for life. The average weight loss is 40 lbs. in the first 20 weeks.
  • Fitness equipment and access to experts. Personal trainers, at all locations, help you along the road in your weight loss journey.

Ready to get started? Here’s where to get more information.

Bariatric Surgery

The Leader in Bariatric Surgery and Support

Is bariatric surgery right for you? The fact is, bariatric surgery may be the most effective way for you to lose a substantial amount of weight and keep it off. Hancock Health works in conjunction with the St. Vincent Bariatric Center of Excellence, a nationally renowned program and the largest, most experienced bariatric surgery practice in Indiana, to bring you the expert surgeons and a full range of ongoing support services you need to lose the weight permanently.

Program Overview

Program Overview

We partner with the St.Vincent Bariatric Center of Excellence to provide bariatric surgery and other weight-loss options to patients in Hancock County and the surrounding area. All of the required pre-op and post-op work—including labs and tests, counseling, and support groups—is handled right here at Hancock Health. And when it comes time for the surgery itself, you’ll be in expert surgical hands at St.Vincent Bariatrics.

Our teams’ physicians and multidisciplinary medical staff are among the nation’s most experienced, with a long record of success over time. We offer you access to the latest innovations in surgical procedures and programs, and an unwavering commitment to high-quality care and support. St.Vincent Bariatrics is accredited as a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. This prestigious designation recognizes a track record of favorable outcomes. All surgeons are board certified with the American Board of Surgery and members of the Obesity Medicine Foundation.

Finding Your Best Option

No two people are exactly alike—and no one bariatric surgical option is right for everyone. That’s why we assess each patient to determine the best course of treatment. In general, though, your body mass index (BMI) provides a useful guideline. BMI is based on the relationship between your height and weight. Typically, patients with a BMI of 35 or less are candidates for nonsurgical medical treatment. If your BMI is 36 or above and you have significant health conditions associated with obesity, or your BMI is 40 or above and you have no associated health conditions, you may be a good candidate for bariatric surgery. Long-term medical data and the National Institutes of Health support surgical interventions for patients approximately 100 pounds or more over their ideal body weight. We also consider your overall health, lifestyle, and personal preferences when we help plan the right weight loss path for you. Whatever you need, we’re here to protect your good health.

Surgical Treatments

Surgical Treatments

The bariatric surgery team at St.Vincent performs a full range of bariatric procedures, including:

  • Adjustable gastric band (AGB) surgery
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery
  • Vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) surgery
  • Biliopancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch (BPD-DS) surgery

Many of these procedures are performed laparoscopically, using several small incisions and a tiny camera. Others may be performed as an open surgery. In addition, you may be a candidate for the ORBERA managed weight loss system. ORBERA is an FDA-approved, nonsurgical option that has helped thousands of people around the world lose weight and live a more healthful life. Regardless of the procedure determined best for you, the medical team will provide counseling support, nutrition planning, and ongoing resources to help you maintain health.

Getting Started
Getting Started

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Nutrition Program at Hancock Wellness Center

To find out more about your nutrition and weight loss program options at our Hancock Wellness Centers, visit our website at

Bariatric Surgery and Services

Ready to find out more about your bariatric surgery options? We host quarterly informational seminars, which provide the perfect opportunity to talk with a St. Vincent bariatric surgeon and discover more about bariatric procedures. Please call (317) 582-7088 to find out when our next seminar takes place, or to schedule an appointment with a bariatric specialist.

What to Bring

We want you to get started with the best course of treatment as soon as possible. To help that happen, please bring the following information and resources to your appointment, or arrange for them to be sent by your doctor:

  • Physician referral
  • Medical records and reports
  • List of current medications
  • Insurance information and ID cards
  • List of questions for the doctor
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