Mercy Health - Weight Management Solutions Adds Bariatrician in May;New Fellowship-Trained Bariatric Surgeon Joining the Team in August

(CINCINNATI; May 19, 2016) – Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Weight Management Solutions has added the first board-certified bariatrician in the greater Cincinnati area to its team.

Heeran Abawi, MD, a bariatrician or bariatric physician, joined Mercy Health Physicians and began seeing patients this month. Bariatricians are doctors who specialize in non-surgical weight loss management as well medical optimization of both pre- and post-surgical patients.

Dr. Abawi will be working with Mercy Health – Weight Management Solutions, which offers surgical and non-surgical weight management options. Board-certified in bariatric/obesity medicine, Dr. Abawi specializes in bariatric medicine. She completed her residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, where she served as Chief Resident. She earned her medical degree from the Ross University School of Medicine.

“I’m passionate about providing the best possible care for my patients and so is Mercy Health,” said Dr. Abawi. “I’m pleased to be part of an organization that shares my values of compassion and excellence in patient care.”

Dr. Abawi practices from the following Mercy Health – Weight Management Solutions locations:
• Anderson - 7502 State Road, Suite 2210, Cincinnati, Ohio 45255
• Fairfield - 3050 Mack Road, Suite 310, Fairfield, Ohio 45014
• Kenwood - 4750 E. Galbraith Road, Suite 210, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236

To make an appointment with Dr. Abawi or to find out more about her practice, please call 877-915-9062 or 513-682-6980.

A second fellowship-trained bariatric surgeon will join Weight Management Solutions’ bariatric surgeon, Mohamed Dahman, MD in practice in August.

“With the addition of a second fellowship-trained surgeon, Mercy Health – Weight Management Solutions will be the only bariatric program in the region with two fellowship-trained bariatric surgeons, a bariatrician who is also a doctor and two accredited Bariatric Centers of Excellence®, which are located at Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital and The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health,” said Dr. Dahman, Medical Director of Mercy Health - Cincinnati's Bariatric Service Line.

To learn more about Mercy Health – Weight Management Solutions, visit MercyHealthyWeight.com or call 877-915-9062 or 513-682-6980.

To find a Mercy Health physician in your neighborhood, or to learn about the services provided at Mercy Health, please visit mercy.com or call 513-981-2222.