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Obesity is a complex, clinical disorder with many contributing factors. It doesn’t happen overnight, nor can it be overcome within a short period of time. Successful weight loss requires the right combination of your commitment and perseverance — and medical expertise.

Our Medical Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery Program offers a complete range of services and dedicated expertise to help obese individuals succeed in reaching their weight-loss goals.

Offering intensive pre-treatment evaluation, individualized treatment plans, access to all types of specialty care, and long-term follow-up, the Medical Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery Program is an all-inclusive setting that provides the greatest opportunity to achieve success — whether you desire to reach your goals through medically supervised weight loss alone or in combination with bariatric (weight loss) surgery.

Medical Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery Program

Getting Started

Medical Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery Program Orientation

Your journey toward a healthier YOU starts here. Learn more about our program and take the weight-loss quiz at the end.

Bariatric Surgery Preparation Guide

Learn more about bariatric surgery — the procedures, the risks, preparing for surgery, the bariatric diet and more. You'll also get answers to frequently asked questions in this helpful presentation.

Weight Loss Doctors, Surgeons, Endocrinologists, Dietitians and Staff

The physicians and other experts in the Medical Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery Program make up a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals in a broad range of medical specialties. Together and in one-on-one consultations, members of this team offer you superior medical knowledge and coordinated patient care proven to help individuals reach their weight loss goals.

Additional Resources


To help increase the variety in your diet, the Bariatric Surgery Program offers a selection of recipes for you to enjoy. All of the recipes provided have been reviewed by registered dietitians for optimal nutritional content.

Food Journal

Examining your current eating patterns will shape our nutritional recommendations. Following a nutritionally sound diet ensures you’ll receive all of the nutrients you will need to stay healthy while losing weight.


The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Bariatric Surgery Program outperforms national benchmarks for quality and safety.

International Patient Program

U.S. News & World Report ranks Froedtert Hospital among the top 50 hospitals in the country in three specialties. We are here to help international patients arrange for their care at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis.