Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss


Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss Center specializes in the advanced surgical and medical treatment of obesity, a condition recently recognized by medical authorities as a disease and major health problem in the United States today. In fact, obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States, surpassed only by cigarette smoking.

To ensure our patients have the latest information, we hold regular seminars the first Tuesday of every month at 9 am and the third Monday of each month at 6 pm for patients considering bariatric surgery or medical weight loss. Patients must register to attend these seminars.

You can sign up to watch a short video to learn more about our surgical weight loss program and meet our team. We have a skilled bariatric surgeon and weight loss team-- all with the goal of helping you embrace a lifestyle that promotes health, wellness and a new you. 

IU Health Ball Memorial Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss Center offers the Laparoscopic Gastric Banding (Lap-Band®) procedure performed at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital and the New Direction® Weight Control System for medical weight loss. Our team of surgeons, physicians, registered dietitians, psychologists, and exercise specialists will work to help you prepare a plan that will lead to a healthier lifestyle and a new you.

The best weight loss programs are professionally or medically supervised, and incorporate a balanced combination of diet/nutrition and regular physical activity. Any program you choose should help you establish healthy behaviors that help you change your lifestyle so that you can maintain your weight loss over time.

Here are the basic things you should consider when researching weight loss programs:

  • How much weight do you wish to lose?
  • How much support will you receive from the program?
  • Can the program be customized to meet your lifestyle?
  • What kind of maintenance program is provided?

Your first step towards weight loss is to attend a free information seminar.  To register, which is required, please call 765-747-4410 or register online