The Wellness Center is comprised of a nurse practitioner (NP), several registered dietitians (RD) and supportive administrative staff. Surgical candidates are scheduled for a one hour initial consultation with the nurse practitioner, as well as a one hour consultation with the registered dietitian. The NP will review your lab work, medical history and assess your need for further medical testing, such as a stress test, sleep study, or additional labs.
We are located in the Axelrod Building, floor 7 East, of Salem Hospital.
Pre-operative virtual group education classes
These classes are held virtually on Thursdays, three weeks per month via our secure Microsoft Teams platform. They are led by a RD and cover lifestyle, nutrition, and behavioral strategies to help patients prepare for a safe and successful surgery. Patients will be enrolled in these classes following their initial consultation with the RD.
Emotional and psychological support
If any patient is struggling with making changes to their eating patterns, or if a patient experiences emotional distress, anxiety, depression, or other challenges, our physicians and clinical staff may refer patients for cognitive behavioral therapy through our Outpatient Mental Health services.