For some people, having bariatric surgery is the best way to prevent the serious health issues caused by excess weight. Fairview, HealthEast, and University of Minnesota Health weight-loss experts will work with you and your doctor to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for weight-loss surgery and create an individual plan to meet your goals.
Weight-loss surgery is for people who are unable to maintain a healthy weight through diet and exercise alone. As accredited Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) centers, we follow the MBSAQIP guidelines for obesity surgery. To qualify, you must have:
Insurance coverage for this surgery varies. Your insurance provider may have other criteria if they do cover weight loss surgery. Please contact your insurance provider for more information on your specific plan.
To make sure you have the information you need to move forward with surgery, we require patients to attend a weight loss seminar. You are welcome to bring family or a friend with you. We ask that you attend the weight loss seminar for the same location you plan to have your clinic visits and your surgery.
Our surgeons specialize in performing the following minimally invasive bariatric surgeries:
To learn more about each of these surgical options, we recommend viewing the online weight loss seminar for the location you’d like to be seen: Fairview, HealthEast, or University of Minnesota Health. To contact us, call 612-336-2727.
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