Healthy 4 Life offers options to bariatric patients


Deciding to embark on a weight-loss journey is a life-changing decision. Support and guidance of an experienced weight-loss team is critical to each patient’s success. Healthy 4 Life’s individualized care program of medical weight loss, bariatric surgery, lifetime wellness, fitness, dietary and psychosocial counseling help to ensure that patients stay healthy, lose weight and keep it off.

The Healthy 4 Life Center, with locations at Community Hospital in Munster and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart, offers convenient, comprehensive services necessary for long-term weight-loss success.

“At Healthy 4 Life, our staff is passionate about helping patients improve their health and empowering them to adapt a healthier lifestyle,” says Lorri Field, R.N., director of bariatric services at St. Mary Medical Center and Community Hospital.

Medical weight loss

Healthy 4 Life offers medical weight-loss options with ongoing support, and led by Omar Shamsi, MD, internal medicine and medical weight-loss specialist. Shamsi is one of only a few hundred physicians nationwide to complete a fellowship in obesity medicine and nutritional support through the American Board of Physicians Nutrition Specialists.

Each medical weight loss option involves varying levels of calorie control and supplementation based on the needs of the patient. Clinic visits and patient education helps ensure each patient achieves successful, lifelong weight management.

Surgical weight loss

Healthy 4 Life is headed by board certified surgeons Paul Stanish, M.D., FACS and Hung Dang, D.O., who have more combined years of bariatric experience than any other program in the area. The program at St. Mary Medical Center recently received Level 1 accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Network. Patients at both hospitals will find a full range of weight-loss surgery options including Lap Band; Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass; and Sleeve Gastrectomy.

Learn more about the individualized options for losing weight by attending our free seminars held monthly at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart, Community Hospital in Munster, and Valparaiso Health Center in Valparaiso. For more information call 1-866-836-3477 or visit

Provided by Community Healthcare System