Heritage Valley

 

Heritage Valley Health System

 

Heritage Valley

 

Sewickley Valley Hospital, (SVH) is a 191-bed hospital located in Sewickley, PA. and a part of Heritage Valley Health System, a progressive community-based healthcare system serving southwestern Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and the West Virginia panhandle.

Sewickley Valley Hospital offers a dedicated in-patient unit for bariatric patients with experienced nursing and dietary staff. The operating room at SVH has developed a dedicated team for bariatric surgery; the same nurses and anesthesia personnel are present for each case. Research demonstrates that consistent care contributes to better surgical outcomes.The address is 720 Blackburn Road, Sewickley, PA 15143; the main phone is 412.741.6600. Seminars are held monthly in the 4th floor Conference Center. For more information, visit the hospital at www.heritagevalley.org

Our Sewickley Office is located 5 minutes north of Sewickley Hospital off Route 65 (the Ohio River Boulevard) at 111 Hazel Lane, Suite 100, Sewickley, PA 15143. The main number is 412.741.8862.The flow of patients includes both bariatric and general surgery patients. Patients are seen by our surgeons, Physician’s Assistant, Registered Dietitian and Registered Nurse for post-surgery care and patient education.

Our administrative office staff includes experienced, professional and patient-centered people. Our practice takes pride in offering you an excellent overall surgical experience. We have a new building under construction that will be located on Route 65 just south of our present location.

 

Directions to Sewickley Hospital

From the north: Take I-79 south to Emsworth-Sewickley, exit 66 (old exit 19). Turn right onto Route 65 and travel north to Sewickley. Turn right at Broad Street (Sewickley Bridge is on the left.). Go through two traffic lights and one stop sign to the top of the hill. Turn left into the visitors’ parking garage.

From Pittsburgh and east: Take the Parkway West to the Washington-Erie/I-79 exit. Go north on I-79 to Route 65 and take Sewickley exit 66 (formerly exit 19). Follow Route 65 north to Sewickley. Turn right onto Broad Street at the light. (Sewickley Bridge is on the left.) Go through two traffic lights and one stop sign to the top of the hill. Turn left into the visitors’ parking garage.

From the south: Take I-79 north to Emsworth-Sewickley, exit 66 (formerly exit 19). Follow Route 65 north to Sewickley. Turn right onto Broad Street at the light. (Sewickley Bridge is on the left.) Go through two traffic lights and one stop sign to the top of the hill. Turn left into the visitors’ parking garage.

From Beaver County & points west: Take Route 65 south to Sewickley. Turn left onto Broad Street at the light. (Sewickley Bridge is on the right.) Go through two traffic lights and one stop sign to the top of the hill. Turn left into the visitors’ parking garage.

From the Pittsburgh International Airport: Exit the Pittsburgh International Airport on Route 60 north (Moon/Beaver exit). Follow Route 60 north to exit 8 – Business Route 60 (Flaugherty-Moon Run Road). Take this exit to the stop sign at the top of the hill. Go straight after the stop sign for a short distance. Turn right onto Business Route 60 south. Turn left at the fourth light. Follow this road (Beers School Road) until you reach the Sewickley Bridge. Turn left at the bridge and go across the Ohio River. Go straight through the traffic light into Sewickley. This is Broad Street. Go through two more traffic lights and one stop sign to the top of the hill. Turn left into the visitors’ parking garage.


Heritage Valley

Sewickley Office at Edgeworth Square

PATIENT TESTIMONIAL
Hi, I'm Rudy. It will be ten years on June 21, 2014 I started on a remarkable journey; I had gastric bypass surgery.
Five months before that day, I was at my primary care physician's and he asked me if I ever thought of having bypass surgery. I never gave it a thought. I was on three blood pressure medications, cholesterol medicine, and 100 units of insulin every day. I had trouble breathing, just walking up a slight grade I had to use an inhaler.
At the end of our conversation, the doctor said I would most likely have a heart attack or a stroke within five years. That was a real eye opener. I was just 53 years old and heart problems ran in the family. My Dad was 56 when he had his first heart attack. I could not lose weight. I had no will power. I kind of blamed by Mom for my weight problem. As a child I was taught to clean my plate, which I often over ate. That carried on into my adult years.
I was running out of medical insurance and wanted the surgery. All went well the first month. I went back to work and was losing weight. The second month I couldn't eat anything. The intestine scarred where it was joined to my pouch and shrunk shut. Nothing could pass through. I went from 283 lbs. To 137 lbs. in five months. I lived on banana popsicles. I got my medical insurance back; within two days I was in the hospital getting dilated. I could get food down for days then everything would shut down. I was dilated six times with no success.
I was getting for surgery to reconnect the intestine to my pouch when I got a bowel blockage. Out patient surgery took care of that problem. No more sever cramps. A month later I went in for the reconnection.
Before the surgery, Dr. Mike (Felix) remarked how calm I was. My wife was a nervous wreck; Dr. Mike was real concerned. He asked me why I was so calm. I said my wife was upset for the both of us. I had confidence in his skills; and there was nothing I could do anyhow except go along for the ride. So why worry about something you have no control over.
Surgery went well. Recovery didn't take long and I was eating real food. I've been around 180 lbs. for 10 years now. I went from a 44 inch waist to a 34 inch waist. I feel strong and I have a lot more energy.
I don't use an inhaler anymore. I'm off all my blood pressure medications, cholesterol medicine and I went from 100 units of insulin down to 20 units of insulin a day.
At my heaviest, I weighed 283 lbs. and I have managed to keep 100 lbs. off for 10 years.
One thing I've learned is that I can leave food on my plate when I'm full.
 

- Rudy



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