Bariatric Surgery in Milwaukee, Wis.
A Nationally Recognized Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery
After a rigorous review that examined safety, surgical outcomes, quality of care and overall performance, the Bariatric Surgery Program at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin and all the program's surgeons have received the bariatric surgery “Center of Excellence” designation by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
Care and Support for Lifelong Weight Control
Obesity is a complex, clinical disorder with many contributing causes and factors. The condition is often associated with a wide range of medical problems, including high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, sleep apnea, depression, and arthritis.
For many patients who are severely overweight, surgical treatment is the only proven method that will help them achieve the long-term weight control required to improve their overall health and enable them to perform normal activities.
Minimally Invasive and Open Bariatric Surgery Options
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin offer eligible patients minimally invasive and open bariatric surgery options to fit each person's needs, including:
We believe these procedures provide the best surgical options for weight control in the obese patient. They have been shown to offer the best combination of weight loss with fewer nutritional risks.
In most cases, your insurance company should cover costs associated with the procedure and long-term care if you meet specific criteria. It is required that we determine bariatric surgery is medically necessary as well.
Because we know your needs are as individual as you are, we offer package pricing options to help you make the most of your successful weight loss. Ask your bariatric surgery team for information on a package price that will work best for you.
The Bariatric Surgery Program at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin is part of the Comprehensive Weight Loss Center, offering patients the full spectrum of care.
See our dietitian-approved recipes for bariatric surgery patients.
Our program has helped hundreds of obese patients lose weight. Our holistic, multidisciplinary approach addresses all aspects of health — including psychological and medically related conditions — before, during and after surgery. In fact, we provide patients life-long, post-surgery support to be absolutely certain they achieve and maintain lifestyle changes. We are so committed to the long-term success of our patients that we maintain an extensive database of more than 1,000 patient records, so we can stay in touch and continue to provide support.
A Team Approach — We're With You Every Step of the Way
Safe weight loss through surgery requires a strong commitment from the patient and the team of medical experts providing care. Education, one-on-one counseling, complete medical exams and testing, and continued support are top priorities, so our patients understand the requirements, responsibilities and benefits of undergoing bariatric surgery.
Learn more about our quality efforts and read our quality reports in the Quality Care section.
Our care begins months before surgery is scheduled to prepare patients and guide them through dramatic changes in their overall health. And this care continues through the months and years following surgery, to keep patients on course. Additionally, our program has been carefully designed and configured to provide the highest level of comfort and dignity.
Our Exceptional Staff are on Your Side
Among our team of experts are dedicated surgeons, nurses, dietitians and psychologists — all ready and willing to meet with patients one-on-one to share their knowledge and expertise and ensure their full recovery.
In the News: Surgery Has Broad Cost and Health Benefits
A study finds that the cost of a bariatric surgery is offset within two to four years by medical cost savings.
In another study, bariatric surgery is found to be a better diabetes treatment in obese patients than medical therapy. Jon Gould, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin surgeon, is quoted in the article and says that the time has come to develop formal guidelines for bariatric surgery as a diabetes treatment.
Earlier research shows that dramatic measures to address obesity such as bariatric surgery not only result in weight loss but they also improve survival.