A Nationally Recognized Center for Bariatric Surgery
After a rigorous review that examined safety, surgical outcomes, quality of care and overall performance, our Medical Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery Program has been designated an ACS-MBSA QIP Comprehensive Center With Adolescent Qualifications by the American College of Surgeons, the highest accreditation level available to bariatric surgery facilities.
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 Surgery Options
We offer eligible patients minimally invasive and open bariatric surgery options to fit each person's needs, including:
- Sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve surgery)
- Roux en Y gastric bypass (gastric bypass)
We believe these procedures provide the best surgical options for weight control in the obese patient. While we have previously offered the endoscopically placed gastric balloon and adjustable gastric band surgery, the minimally invasive procedures of sleeve gastrectomy or Roux en Y gastric bypass have been shown to offer the best lifelong results in both weight loss and treatment of obesity-related medical problems.
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.
What to Expect With Bariatric Surgery
Preparing for a bariatric procedure begins with an online education module where you can learn about our program and the basics about the procedures performed. After that, you will can expect to do the following.
- Meet with a bariatric surgeon and choose the bariatric procedure right for you, as well as learn about the specific procedure and health benefits.
- Receive dietary education and counseling to support short- and long-term weight loss after surgery.
- Meet with a bariatric health psychologist for an evaluation and discussion about how your mental health interacts with your body weight after surgery.
- Talk with our medical weight loss team about potentially adding weight loss medications to assist in preoperative weight loss.
Learn more about preparing for bariatric surgery.
Bariatric Food Recipes For Weight Loss
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 to Safe Weight Loss- 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.
Virtual Visits Are Available
Safe and convenient virtual visits by video let you get the care you need via a mobile device, tablet or computer wherever you are. We'll assess your condition and develop a treatment plan right away. To schedule a virtual visit, call 414-777-7700.
Preparing for Bariatric Surgery
Learn more about bariatric surgery and what to expect.