Weight-loss surgery is a life changing decision, but at Meridian Health you don’t have to make the decision alone. By asking for advice from your physician and educating yourself on the topic, you can feel confident you are making the right choice. Weight-loss surgery is not for everyone, but if you have a BMI of 40 or greater or have diabetes it may be the right option for you.

Our bariatric surgeons use three different types of weight-loss procedures: laparoscopic gastric banding, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric bypass surgery. One procedure may suit your needs better than another. You should consult with your physician about the advantages and disadvantages of each method before making your choice.

After weight-loss surgery, you will want to focus on healthy habits, such as a balanced diet and moderate exercise. Our bariatric team will support you from consultation to post-surgery follow up appointments ensuring you receive the best, most comprehensive care.

Why Bariatric Surgery: Learn about the advantages of weight-loss surgery, and whether or not you should consider surgery.

Advantages of Bariatric Surgery: Read research that shows the positive effects of weight-loss surgery.

Am I a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?:
Read through the criteria used to determine if you qualify for bariatric surgery.

Bariatric Surgery Options
: Discover the options for weight-loss surgery and the benefits and risks of each type.

Frequently Asked Questions: Get answers to your questions about bariatric surgery.

Free Seminars: Attend a free seminar to learn more about weight-loss surgery.