Flu season visitor restriction – age 16 or older (Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu) – Mayores de 16 años.)

Flu Season Visitor Restriction

Visitors temporarily restricted to age 16 or older

As a safety first organization, ChristianaCare is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Tuesday, Jan. 21. This temporary restriction protects patients, their loved ones and health care workers during this time of extremely high number of influenza cases and other respiratory illnesses circulating in our community.

The new restrictions limit visitors to patients in Christiana and Wilmington hospitals to persons age 16 or older. Children and teens younger than 16 years are most likely to get the flu and remain contagious longer than adults. This restriction does not apply to outpatient and ambulatory services.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

For more information about the Flu visit our Health Library.

Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu)

Temporalmente solo se permiten los visitantes mayores de 16 años.

Como una organización que promueve la seguridad ante todo, ChristianaCare está implementando una restricción temporal en la edad de visitantes a partir del viernes 21 de enero. Esta restricción temporal protege a los pacientes, a sus seres queridos y al personal de cuidados de salud durante esta época con un número extremadamente alto de casos de influenza y de otras enfermedades respiratorias que circulan en nuestra comunidad.

Las nuevas restricciones, en los hospitales Christiana y Wilmington, sólo permiten visitas a pacientes de personas mayores de 16 años. Los niños y adolescentes menores de 16 años son más propensos a contraer el flu y son contagiosos por más tiempo que los adultos. Esta restricción no aplica a las áreas de servicios ambulatorios.

Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

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Bariatric Surgery Program

Bariatric Surgery Program

The ChristianaCare Bariatric Surgery Program at Wilmington Hospital is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). This accreditation means that ChristianaCare and our surgeons have proven that our clinical practices, patient outcomes and facilities meet the rigorous standards of this organization. ChristianaCare Bariatric Surgery Program is also a Blue Distinction Plus designee from BlueCross BlueShield Association, a 3 Star Quality Bariatric Center from Cigna and an Aetna Institute of Quality Bariatric Surgery Facility.

The Bariatric Surgery Process

If you choose to undergo weight-loss surgery at ChristianaCare, you will be guided through a comprehensive process at the Weight Management Center that has been developed to promote the best outcome for you, as well as provide for your comfort, emotional health and peace of mind.

Surgical evaluation

Your process begins with evaluation by one of the two surgical groups operating at ChristianaCare, Bariatric Surgical Services at ChristianaCare with Caitlin Halbert, D.O., Mingwei Ni, M.D., Ph.D., Anthony R. Tascone, M.D., or CHRIAS with George Ibrahim, M.D., Isaias Irgau, M.D., Michael Peters, M.D., and Gail Wynn, M.D.  Your surgeon will determine if you are a candidate for the surgery and help you determine which surgery is right for you.

Pre-surgery preparation

Your next step will be to meet with the team at the Weight Management Center. A comprehensive medical assessment and psychological evaluation will be done, as well as medical clearance by our physician before your surgery is scheduled. In addition, you will be scheduled to attend our life-skills education classes to receive important information about dietary, exercise and lifestyle changes after surgery. Our bariatric nurse coordinator and case manager will review with you any other additional tests and consults that need to be done to prepare you for the surgical process.

We also offer a monthly nutrition and weight management class, led by our registered dietitian and exercise physiologist that you may enroll in to meet your specific insurance requirement.

While you are preparing for surgery, we encourage you to attend our bariatric surgery support group, which will give you an opportunity to meet and learn from people who already have undergone the surgery.


Once all pre-operative requirements have been met, you will be scheduled for a surgical clearance appointment with your surgeon and obtain approval from your insurance.  Your surgery will be scheduled at ChristianaCare Wilmington Hospital.


Follow-up appointments will be an essential part of your post-surgical care. Medical and nutrition follow-up appointments will focus on how you are recuperating from surgery and adjusting to eating changes. Our dietitians will provide you with sample food plans and menus that will ensure that you receive adequate nutrition to promote healing and maintain healthy body function.

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Weight Management Center
501 West 14th Street
Wilmington Hospital
Gateway Building, 4th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801 directions