Your Journey Team
Dr. Gregory Dalencourt - General Surgeon
Gregory Dalencourt, MD, is a Board-certified General and Bariatric surgeon and has performed over 1,000 surgeries. Dr. Dalencourt completed his General Surgery Residency at Geisinger Medical Center and his Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery fellowship through Tufts Medical Center in 2012.
When asked why he decided to further his education and training to include Bariatric Surgery he said, “Obesity isn’t just about being overweight; it contributes to diseases like hypertension and diabetes. If not managed properly, diabetes can cause a person to lose limbs and I want to help them proactively so they never have to get to that stage in their life. Bariatric Surgery can not only save a person’s limb, but possibly their life.”
Dr. Dalencourt is the first provider in southern Illinois to perform minimally invasive robotic surgeries that can help reduce complications, lower infection rates and postoperative pain. With smaller incisions during surgery, the robotic procedure can allow for an earlier discharge out of the hospital, less pain medications and more.*
Journey Weight Loss also offers a medical weight loss option for patients who choose not to go the surgical route or may not be candidates for bariatric surgery. “Every patient is different and that is why it’s important they know all of their options. Our Journey team is here to walk through your health goals and weight loss options to create an individualized plan that best fits you.”
Dr. Dalencourt has three published articles, has participated in the clinical and surgical aspect of the Vagal Nerve-Block Study for Bariatrics and has presented at the Tufts Medical Center Grand Rounds on the “Effect of Bariatric Surgery on Metabolic Syndrome”.
Dr. Dalencourt his wife Sophia, and their sons, Ethan and Nathan, moved to Mt. Vernon from New York, when Dr. Dalencourt joined the medical staff at Crossroads Community Hospital and started the Journey Weight Loss Program.
Kay Moore - Bariatric Program Coordinator
Kay Moore, RN, CCP is the Bariatric Coordinator for Journey Weight Loss, working side-by-side with Dr. Dalencourt to help patients navigate their weight loss journey. She provides ongoing support, education and tools to better assist patients in achieving weight loss goals.
Kay joined the Journey team as the Bariatric Coordinator in December of 2018 and started her own weight Journey with Dr. Dalencourt in 2019. Kay has over 21 years in nursing and has extensive experience working as a coordinator with certifications including Wellness Coach Certification and Chronic Care Coaching.
Kay enjoys working with a diverse range of patients, coordinating their care to help provide healthy lifestyle outcomes. “I look at each day as an opportunity to assist someone in taking those first steps on the path to feeling better, losing weight and having a healthier life.” Kay is also instrumental in making sure that program guidelines meet quality standards and that we continue to meet the needs of our patients.
Kay is available to answer any of your questions about her role, Dr. Dalencourt, and the Journey Weight Loss program.
* Medical information provided here, in the absence of a visit with a health care professional, must be considered as an educational service only. Patient results may vary. Consult your physician about the benefits and risks of any surgical procedure or treatment.