Weight Loss Surgery at Fairview Southdale Hospital - Fairview Health Services
 
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Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery
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Sherry, Weight Loss Surgery Patient

We know weight loss surgery is a very personal, life-changing decision. We also know it is often the best option to avoid serious complications of carrying excess weight. Our experts at Fairview Surgical Weight Loss Clinic - Edina will work with you to be sure you have the information needed to make this decision, as well as create an individual plan to meet your goals.

Our surgeons specialize in performing the following minimally invasive weight-loss surgeries:
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Revisions per surgeon discretion

To learn more about each of these surgical options, we recommend viewing our online weight loss seminar.

Information Sessions 
To make sure you have the information you need to move forward with surgery, we require patients to attend an information session at Fairview Southdale Hospital. These sessions are hosted by our surgeons and give you a chance to meet them in person and ask questions. You are welcome to bring family or a friend with you.  
Do You Qualify For Weight Loss Surgery?
Weight-loss surgery is for people who are unable to maintain a healthy weight through diet and exercise alone. We follow the National Institute of Health guidelines for obesity surgery. To qualify, you must have a BMI of 40 or greater or a BMI of 35 in addition to one of these conditions:
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • High cholesterol
  • Asthma
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease

If you qualify - see the patient information section for more details on the process. 
Calculate your BMI
  • Underweight = <18.5
  • Normal weight = 18.5-24.9
  • Overweight = 25-29.9
  • Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater 
  • Morbid obesity = BMI of 40 or greater
     
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