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Angie Castaneda, RN
PMC Bariatric Solutions Coordinator

Nurse Manger at PMC Since 2008

4023 Reas Lane
New Albany, IN 47150
Direct Line: 812-206-9509

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At PMC Regional Hospital, we specifically designed our hospital to meet patient’s needs in a setting that makes you feel close to home. Our personalized one-on-one care is unique with a compassionate and caring atmosphere. We take the time to “get to know you”. Our overnight rooms are equipped to meet the patients and families needs with all private rooms and un-conditional visitation times with family and friends. It takes the right staff and your personal commitment to complete your weight loss journey.

A Pioneer in Minimally Invasive Surgery

If you decide to that Bariatric Surgery is the right option for you, we have a comprehensive team in place to help you achieve your weight loss goals. Our surgical team is lead by Robert G. Cooper, MD, FACS.

With more than 31 years experience as a Board Certified Surgeon, Dr. Cooper is a Pioneer in the field of minimally invasive surgery. He is dedicated to helping bariatric patients reach their goal of a healthier lifestyle. Dr. Cooper received his medical degree form the University of Louisville and completed his surgical training at Boston University. A founding consultant for Ethicon Endo-Surgery video textbook series, Dr. Cooper personally welcomes and educates patients each month at our special Weight Loss Seminars.

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Leadership Through Experience

As a Registered Nurse Manager, Angie understands the importance of making the right choice for your surgical procedures. That's why she chose PMC. Angie had the Gastric Sleeve Procedure performed by our Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Robert Cooper. She is progressing towards her ideal goal weight. Follow Angie on Facebook, Twitter and at our monthly seminars.

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PMC Regional Hospital's qualified Plastic Surgeons offer patients Body Contouring options after major weight loss. Body Contouring improves the shape and tone of your underlying tissue that supports fat and skin and removes excess sagging fat and skin. As a part of your new body enhancement program, many qualified candidates opt for an Arm Lift, Breast Lift, Tummy Tuck, or Body Lift.

Arm Lift

Also known as brachioplasty, an arm lift reshapes the under portion of the upper arm, and reduces excess skin and fat between the underarm and the elbow, and reshapes your arm to result in smoother skin and contours, resulting in a more toned and proportionate appearance. Fluctuations in weight, growing older and even heredity can cause your upper arms to have a drooping, sagging appearance. Exercise may strengthen and improve the underlying muscle tone of the upper arm, but it cannot address excess skin that has lost elasticity or underlying weakened tissues and localized fat deposits. If the underside of your upper arms are sagging or appear loose and full due to excess skin and fat, an arm lift may be right for you.

An arm lift:
  • Reduces excess skin and fat between the underarm and the elbow
  • Reshapes your arm to result in smoother skin and contours
  • Results in a more toned and proportionate appearance
Is it right for me? In general, candidates for an arm lift include:
  • Adults with significant upper arm skin laxity
  • Adults of any age whose weight is relatively stable and who are not significantly overweight
  • Healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that can impair healing or increase risk of surgery
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic expectations

Tummy Tuck

Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin, and in most cases restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.

A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals.

Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include:
  • Pregnancy
  • Aging
  • Significant fluctuations in weight
  • Heredity
  • Prior surgery
Tummy tuck surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else's desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.

A Tummy Tuck is a good option for you if:
  • You are physically healthy and at a stable weight
  • You have realistic expectations
  • You do not smoke
Although the results of an abdominoplasty procedure are technically permanent, the positive outcome can be greatly diminished by significant fluctuations in your weight. For this reason, individuals who are planning substantial weight loss or women who may be considering future pregnancies may be advised to postpone abdominoplasty surgery.

What a tummy tuck won't do: Tummy tucks are not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program. Also, tummy tuck operations cannot correct stretch marks, although these may be removed or somewhat improved if they are located on the areas of excess skin that will be excised, generally the treated areas below the belly button.

Breast Lift Surgery

Commonly referred to as a “breast lift” or “boob lift”, mastopexy surgery raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.

A woman's breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from:
  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Aging
  • Gravity
  • Heredity
Sometimes the areola becomes enlarged over time, and a breast lift will reduce this as well. A breast lift can rejuvenate your figure with a breast profile that is youthful and uplifted.

What breast lifts don't do Breast lift surgery does not significantly change the size of your breasts or round out the upper part of your breast. If you want your breasts to look fuller, consider breast lift and augmentation surgery. If you want smaller breasts, consider combining breast lift and reduction surgery.

Is it right for me? Breast lift surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else's desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.

A breast lift is a good option for you if:
  • You are physically healthy and maintain a stable weight
  • You do not smoke
  • You have realistic expectations
  • You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts sag, have lost shape and volume
  • Your breasts have a flatter, elongated shape or are pendulous
  • When unsupported, your nipples fall below the breast crease
  • Your nipples and areolas point downward
  • You have stretched skin and enlarged areolas
  • One breast is lower than the other
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons Contact us today for a Physician Referral to one of our highly trained Plastic Surgeons.

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