IU Health Bariatrics, through its dedicated staff and physicians, delivers the highest quality of care and compassion to complex, morbidly obese patients. Its academic affiliation with Indiana University affords IU Health Bariatrics access to cutting edge research, nationally renowned scientists, and the latest advancements in the fields of bariatrics and metabolism.

The surgeons and psychologists at IU Health Bariatrics, many of who 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 patients. Some of our staff have had weight loss surgery and possess a personal perspective that allows them to impart valuable knowledge and advice.

Weight loss surgery is only one aspect of the IU Health Bariatrics program. While surgery can help them achieve their initial goal of weight loss, preparing a patient before and then providing exceptional follow-up treatment is how IU Health Bariatrics sets itself apart. IU Health Bariatrics also offers pre and post operation support groups. Having the right support throughout the entire weight loss process is an important aspect that is sometimes overlooked, and vital to long-term success.

Blue Distinction Center Designation

In 2012 Indiana University Health North Hospital was designated as a Blue Distinction Center by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in the area of bariatric surgery. Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery have demonstrated their commitment to quality care, resulting in better overall outcomes for bariatric patients. Blue Distinction Center certification is awarded only to select programs that emphasize best-practice care and achieve excellent outcomes.

A Center of Excellence

IU Health Bariatrics has been named an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. The ASMBS Center of Excellence designation recognizes surgical programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery.