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Arlene Feleccia RD CDE LDN

Arlene Feleccia graduated from Marywood University with a bachelor of science degree in Nutrition/ Dietetics. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Dietetic Association, American Dietetic Association, and American Association of Diabetes Educators. Arlene strives to help people achieve their goals to live a healthier lifestyle. She empowers patients to become successful before and after surgery, and provides guidance on healthy habits that will help patients control many medical problems including diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.

Arlene provides nutrition counseling in the Diabetes Management and Nutrition Center office located in the Nesbitt Medical Arts Building 534 Wyoming Avenue Kingston, PA.

The goal of the dietician is to help reeducate the patient regarding healthy eating, as well as to discuss the specific restrictions that will be necessary after surgery. In order for you to be successful, weight loss surgery must be accompanied by changes in your lifestyle before surgery.

Patients are required to demonstrate recent weight loss through a supervised diet program before surgery.

In addition to confirming the commitment to a lifestyle change, weight loss before surgery has also been shown to decrease abdominal wall girth and shrink the liver, all of which will contribute to a safer surgery and faster recovery.


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When: 1st Thursday of every month from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Thomas P. Saxton Pavilion 468 Northampton Street Edwardsville, Pa. 18704


When: 3rd Monday of every month from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Regional Hospital of Scranton, 746 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton Pa. 18510

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