Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss
Bariatrics addresses the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity
Our experts provide non-surgical and surgical treatment options to help you manage your weight.
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Indiana University Health Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss delivers the highest quality of care and compassion to obese and overweight patients. Named a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program—Accredited Center, our program is recognized as having a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery. Our academic affiliation with Indiana University gives us access to cutting edge research, nationally renowned scientists, and the latest advancements in the fields of bariatrics and metabolism.
IU Health Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss offers a customized approach to surgical weight loss. We also offer a non-surgical, medically-supervised weight loss program at IU Health Arnett Hospital and IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital for those who do not qualify for or who may not want surgery. Unless there is a medical reason not to do so, all bariatric surgeries are performed laparoscopically, which means that several small incisions are made instead of one large incision, typically resulting in less pain, a faster recovery and less scarring.
Our team will be with you throughout your weight loss journey
Our specialists are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care, compassion and support throughout the entire weight loss process to promote vital, long-term success. The surgeons at IU Health Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss, many of whom are recognized as leaders and educators in the field, have performed thousands of weight loss operations, and published in numerous academic journals and textbooks. All staff members are deeply committed to the science and art of caring for morbidly obese and overweight patients. Some of our staff have had weight loss surgery and have a personal perspective that allows them to share valuable knowledge and advice.
Bariatric surgery can be a tool used to help you achieve your weight loss goals. However, pursuing surgical weight loss is not for everyone. Our team’s mission is to give you the information you need to make the choice that is right for you.
Our services include but are not limited to:
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Additional services include:
- LAP-BAND® and Realize band replacements
- PositiveLite medically managed weight loss program
- Nutritional counseling
- Fitness training
- Support groups before and after surgery
- Wellness coaching
- Health history and medical assessment
Partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine
Our partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team access to leading edge research, nationally-known scientists and the latest advancements in the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity.
The IU School of Medicine also offers a Minimally Invasive Surgical Fellowship, which includes training in bariatric surgery.
Indiana University Health Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).
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