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August 29, 2019


ThedaCare Program Recognized for High-Quality Care

August 30, 2019


ThedaCare Program Recognized for High-Quality Care

NEENAH, Wis. – ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah bariatric center, in a partnership with Midwest Bariatric Solutions/Surgical Associates of Neenah, S.C., was recertified by The Clinical Sciences Institute (CSI) of Optum from a survey provided for the Bariatric Centers of Excellence (COE) network.

The honor recognizes the program’s expertise and cost efficiency in delivering specialized bariatric care.

“The recertification from Optum demonstrates that the bariatric team at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah is committed to patients and families,” said Dr. Kevin Wasco, co-medical director of ThedaCare Bariatric Surgery Center and co-founder of Midwest Bariatric Solutions. “Those who choose to go through bariatric surgery will know they have an experienced bariatric weight loss team right by their side.”

The team ensures patients are supported before and after surgery in all aspects of weight loss, both physically and mentally.

“We provide you with the answers and support you need for life,” said Dr. Wasco. “The most effective program combines nutrition, diet and exercise with education and counseling.”

Some of the services provided during bariatrics weight loss surgery include: 

  • Nutritional education and guidance
  • Professional exercise training
  • Emotional support and counseling
  • Help with insurance considerations

The ThedaCare bariatrics team offers free informational sessions. To register, please call 920.720.721 or register online at

About ThedaCare

For more than 110 years, ThedaCare® has been committed to improving the health of the communities it serves in Northeast and Central Wisconsin. The organization delivers care to a community of more than 600,000 residents in 14 counties and employs more than 7,000 healthcare professionals. ThedaCare has 180 locations including seven hospitals located in Appleton, Neenah, Berlin, New London, Shawano, Waupaca and Wild Rose. ThedaCare is the first in Wisconsin to be a Mayo Clinic Care Network Member, giving our specialists the ability to consult with Mayo Clinic experts on a patient’s care. ThedaCare is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with a level II trauma center, comprehensive cancer treatment, stroke and cardiac programs as well as a foundation dedicated to community service.