Ministry Medical Group has developed a comprehensive program to help you lose weight and keep it off long-term. When you visit our clinic, our friendly staff will be there to welcome you and make your visit as comfortable as possible. We always take the time to fully explain the care before, during and after surgery to ensure the most successful transition to an improved and healthier lifestyle. Calvin Selwyn, Jr., MD, is committed to raising health awareness and educating patients about the surgery process, from start to finish.
Ministry Medical Group Bariatric Surgery Program is committed to providing the highest level of patient care every step of the way. Our dedicated team will provide you support throughout your weight loss journey. Our team is committed to helping you by:
- Assistance communicating with your insurance provider for preapproval
- Providing ongoing communication throughout the process preoperatively and postoperatively
- ongoing check-ups to monitor your health and weight-loss success
- providing you with a comprehensive education binder that will walk you step by step throughout your journey
- offering you fitness/exercise resources
- uplifting support group meetings with other bariatric patients
- ongoing counseling to prepare you for your new life as you lose weight –lifelong support
Calvin Selwyn, Jr., MD, Surgeon & Bariatric Medical Director
Dr. Selwyn is a board certified and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is an extensively trained bariatric surgeon having performed over 900 weight loss surgeries. Dr. Selwyn has been a Bariatric surgeon, practicing in Stevens Point since 2006. Prior to that he was Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Cincinnati. He underwent fellowship training specifically for all forms of bariatric surgery and advanced laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery. In addition, he has published papers concerning bariatrics and presented to the national meeting of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and holds an active membership with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Dr. Selwyn is proficient in laparoscopic surgery and utilizes it to perform surgery. He has advanced to perform Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) (insert video) for Laparoscopic Adjustable Band and Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. This unique surgery involves completion of your operation laparoscopically through one small incision through belly button thus shortening recovery time and reducing scar visibility.
The friendly, knowledgeable staff are committed to making your experience as smooth and as comfortable as possible. Each member of our staff is eager to answer any questions you may have, as well as assist you with your insurance company approval process. If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask during your consultation with Dr. Selwyn.
Your comprehensive bariatric support team:
Front row (left to right):
Darla Beyer- Data and Insurance Specialist
Calvin Selwyn, Jr., MD
Christine Lundberg, RDCD- Registered Dietitian
Dr. Jackie Bienek, Licensed Psychologist
Back row (left to right):
Melissa Mocadlo, CMA-Certified Medical Assistant
Pat Schulist RN, Bariatric Coordinator
Veronica Rieflin, LPN
Mary Jo Rugg, RN Surgery
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