Reedsburg, WI – Dr. Sarah Pergande is a general surgeon who performs weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) at Reedsburg Area Medical Center in Reedsburg, WI. She also specializes in general surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and cosmetic surgical procedures.
Dr. Sarah Pergande aims to break the social stigma surrounding obesity, which remains an epidemic not only in the USA but also around the world. It is a medical problem resulting in heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and cancers. While the common causes known are overeating and lack of physical activity, some patients suffer from metabolic disease, a family history of obesity and psychological factors. Undergoing bariatric surgery is one option for patients between 16 – 70 years old if the body mass index reaches 40 or higher (extreme obesity).
The Bariatric Surgery Program is a new service offered at Reedsburg Area Medical Center. It provides various surgical options for patients to reach a healthy weight, helping patients achieve better health. In the program, patients also work closely with professionals in nutrition, fitness and more, allowing patients to be guided throughout the process.
Dr. Pergande highlights that the Bariatric Center of Excellence is the designation RAMC is striving to achieve. According to Dr. Pergande, “This means every process needed for the surgery is covered in the best standard possible by a dedicated team who go above and beyond, and this sets our team apart. In short, patients can rest assured that we are committed to their success”
What made Dr. Sarah Pergande pivot into the world of general surgery goes back to when she was a child, witnessing how sick her brother was. It gave her the perspective of being the patient while they visited the hospital on many occasions. She reiterated that the core of her career is the people she gets to have a chance to help. Dr. Pergande is dedicated to providing patients with the medical care she would provide for her own family.
Having witnessed a bypass surgery in eighth grade, the doctor realized that she was meant to be a surgeon. A few years later, she attended the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, IA and then proceeded to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in New York for her residency.
Dr. Sarah Pergande is guided by the belief that the transformation from obesity transcends into the patient’s lifestyle, resulting in a positive impact on their family and community. Being a part of the Reedsburg Area Medical Center Surgical Care Team helps her accomplish that goal with a fantastic team that wholeheartedly does their job. Reedsburg Area Medical Center is an independent facility that listens to and strives to cater to the needs of the community.
To learn more or schedule an appointment, contact by phone at 608-768-3900. For additional information regarding the surgery services offered, visit ramchealth.com.
Reedsburg Area Medical Center
2000 N. Dewey Ave.