Sisters Metabolic Center for Wellness

A Department of Sisters of Charity Hospital

Plan Your Visit

2605 Harlem Rd
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
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Servicing Hours

Hours

Monday-Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Friday: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

About

The Sisters Metabolic Center for Wellness is a valuable resource for patients who are overcoming a wide range of health challenges.

With a holistic approach to wellness, patients will have access to the equipment, resources, and clinical professionals to help them overcome the debilitating effects of obesity, the challenges of preparing for and recovering from orthopedic procedures, as well as returning to lasting cardiac health. With interdisciplinary teams working closely together, the center is designed so that patients may visit for one specific need, or multiple, depending on their personal needs and customized care plan.

The 6,000 sq ft. facility is conveniently located on the first floor of our St. Joseph Campus and features state-of-the-art equipment and clinical space.

Services

Bariatric Surgery & Support Services – When you’re considering weight loss surgery, our bariatric program offers personalized care, education and pre- and post-operative support services to ensure your surgery is a success.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Through our licensed clinical social work services, we offer private counseling, therapeutic groups and psychoeducational workshops. Classes focus on topics such as self-image and self-esteem, behavior modification, identifying challenges and underlying factors that contribute to weight gain, mindfulness and relaxation.

Cardiac Rehab – The Cardiac Rehabilitation program provides a support system for patients recovering from a cardiac event or procedure. Our focus is helping you resume your daily routine and activities, while teaching disease management through diet, medication, and aerobic exercise. 

Nutrition Counseling – According to the U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Nutrition and Health, an unhealthy diet is a risk factor for heart disease, stroke, as well as some types of cancer and diabetes. 

Counseling sessions with our expert dietitians provide a way for patients to examine how their lifestyle and diet are reflected in the way they feel. We hold ourselves to the highest standard of patient care by taking time to understand patient concerns and observing your privacy. 

We also offer services from our certified Diabetes Educators to help patients effectively manage their condition and lead a healthy lifestyle, through eating habits, weight loss, physical activity, blood sugar monitoring, and prescribed medication. 

Physical Therapy – Our staff of licensed physical therapists use the latest technology and most innovative treatments to help you regain function, improve range of motion, reduce pain, prevent re-injury and adapt to physical limitations for a variety of conditions.

Occupational Therapy – Skilled occupational therapy treatments focus on maximizing function so patients can return to daily activities including self-care, work, and leisure activities. Our occupational therapist is a certified hand therapist, who specializes in both conservative and post-surgical conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder.

Speech Therapy – We offer individualized speech therapy sessions and treatment plans for conditions that affect your speech, voice, ability to swallow, and other related disorders. 

Wound Therapy – A chronic wound or ulcer that does not heal within four weeks may require advanced care. The specialists at Catholic Health's advanced wound healing centers are all board certified in wound care and hyperbaric medicine. Our practice focuses on using patient evaluations to determine the treatment that will be most effective for you and your condition. 

Medical Optimization – We offer the following pre-surgical clinical programs to help maximize patient outcomes: Supervised Exercise, Nutritional Counseling, Diabetic Counseling, Nurse Navigation, Wound Therapy, Behavior Modification Therapy, and Smoking Cessation. Most of our patients are orthopedic and bariatric at this time, but these services are open to any pre-surgical patients with referrals. 

Programs and Classes

Smoking Cessation – This is a free 6 week program. Each participant that attends the informational seminar and/or enrolls in the 6-week program will receive a referral to the NYS Quits line for smoking cessation products and additional support.
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Heart Smart for Life Classes – We have partnered with this free community wellness program to offer classes in Jan- March for post-operative bariatric patients and cardiac rehab patients.
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Wellness Wednesday – Every Wednesday we will be hosting a variety classes focused on nutrition, diabetes education, and lifestyle tips to improve overall health and wellness.
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Diabetes Support Group – This free support group will provide participants a better understanding of diabetes and to learn more about their condition. All caregivers and family members are welcome. Each group focuses on a different diabetes topic with the opportunity to learn, share and get questions answered.
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Bariatric Nutrition Workshops – Each session is led by a Registered Dietician Nutritionist, who will foster an environment of caring, respect and encouragement.  Various topics will include life after surgery, the bariatric diet, and health and wellness. This workshop is open to all persons going through the surgery process, including family members and others in a supporting role.
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Post-Operative Bariatric Exercise Classes – This class is for the post-operative bariatric surgical patient only.  Participants are encouraged to start classes 4 weeks following their surgery (unless otherwise instructed from your surgeon). The Post -op exercise classes are intended to build on the required pre -exercise classes. Class content varies weekly to keep classes interesting with new exercise techniques taught to participants.
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Parking

Sisters Metabolic Center for Wellness is located on the St. Joseph Campus, where there is no cost for patient and visitor parking in the hospital lot. However, please do still notify hospital staff if you are parking your vehicle in the lot overnight.