Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – noon, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – noon
 Innovative Weight Loss Informational Seminar:
2nd Thursday of the month, 6:00 p.m.,
3rd Floor Conference Room, Medical Arts Building II, GCH
We welcome anyone considering weight loss surgery. Please call 785-762-4500 to let us know you’re coming!

Location and Contact:

Geary Community Hospital
Medical Arts Building II, Suite 201
1110 St. Mary’s Rd
Junction City KS 66441 

Innovative Weight Loss Solutions Team

What is Innovative Weight Loss Solutions?

In 2000, Geary Community Hospital pioneered the first bariatric surgery program in the state of Kansas. Over the years, we have developed it into the comprehensive, team-based program that Innovative Weight Loss Solutions (IWLS) is today. With state-of-the-art facilities, skilled surgeons, as well as excellent nutrition education and emotional support, we provide the tools needed for effective long-term weight loss success. We strive to help motivate, encourage and direct our clients to a happier and healthier way of life.

Fouad Hachem, MD

Jennifer Kirkpatrick, RD

Jennifer is a graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in dietetics. She joined Geary Community Hospital’s weight loss surgery team in 2001, and has worked exclusively with bariatric patients since 2003. She developed and continues to modify the nutrition education portion of the program based on the guidelines of the American Society of Bariatric Surgery and on her own extensive experience with weight loss surgery patients.

Jennifer also assists with our non-surgical weight loss program, Getting Back on Track, by offering individual nutrition counseling sessions.