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8472 Herring Run Rd., Seaford, DE 19973 | Phone: 302-536-5395302-536-5395
  • Welcome To Nanticoke Weight Loss
    & General Surgery

    At Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery, our goal is to provide quality and compassionate care to all of our patients. Our team is made up of understanding and caring professionals. We are committed to supporting you throughout your weight loss journey, whether that journey. Our team includes your surgeon, your bariatrician, the program coordinator, and a registered dietitian. Whether you are being cared for by our medical weight loss team or are having surgery, we are here for you every step of the way.

  • Nanticoke Weight Loss

    Surgical Weight Loss

    Weight loss surgeries are performed using ½ inch incisions (laparoscopic surgery) resulting in decreased pain, faster recovery and shorter hospital stays. Our experienced surgeon performs sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and duodenal switch surgeries.

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  • Nanticoke Weight Loss

    Medical Weight Loss

    Our medical weight loss program is led by Dr. Palavecino, a Board Certified Internist and Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Dr. Palavecino helps with the diagnosis and staging of the disease and develops an individualized program to achieve each patient’s weight loss goal.

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  • Nanticoke Weight Loss


    If you are considering weight loss surgery, we hold FREE Weight Loss Seminars several times each month. We also offer Bariatric Support Groups & Nutrition Classes that are open to the general public. Registration is required for these no-cost events.

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Meet Our Team

Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery is here to support you as you move through your weight loss journey. We offer a holistic approach for the treatment of obesity, including both surgical and medical weight loss solutions. As with any comprehensive weight loss program, your care will include diet education, behavioral therapy and support for necessary lifestyle changes. Our multidisciplinary team includes experts in their fields. Our team treats you like family and is available to support you throughout your journey.

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  • Success Stories

    Nanticoke Weight Loss

    Our patients have great healthy weight loss success stories to share! Read about the success they’ve had with programs at Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery - or let their before and after photos speak for themselves!

    Pictured Right: Kathy Mays

    Dr. Waked’s Office and staff have given me the proper information and tools to improve my eating and exercise habits. This lifestyle change is something I have embraced with open arms... Life is good and I feel awesome!

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Nutrition Blog

Savvy Shopper: Understanding Food Claims and What They Mean for Our Health

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June 29th, 2016

This month’s nutrition topic is all about debunking the myths and popular beliefs about the packaging of our foods. Let’s face it: Sometimes we buy certain products just for the way the package looks or the claims written on them. How can we be sure that we’re picking the right foods and that we’re getting what we think we’re getting? The key is to become a smart consumer by understanding packaging claims. First and foremost, it is important to remember