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IU Health Bariatrics programs are customized to meet the patient’s needs, and support groups and educational classes are offered before, during, and after the weight loss journey. We have a comprehensive team composed of surgeons, nurses, a registered dietician, a psychologist and a strong interdisciplinary team. Many of our surgeons and our psychologist are recognized as leaders in the field, and our surgeons have performed thousands of weight loss operations.
Join us for an educational seminar (or ask about our online seminar) to speak with our surgeons to learn how weight loss surgery can help you gain control of your weight, regain health and start a new life.
*Seminar schedules have recently changed to better accomodate our patients' schedules.
IU Health Bariatrics now offers one weekend (Saturday) seminar each month, held on the third Saturday of the month and starting at 9 am. If you are interested in attending a seminar, please call 317.688.2647 to reserve your spot or ask about our online seminar option as well. Our seminars have a limited seating capacity and will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. All patients are required to attend a seminar before starting their program.
- Due to limited seat availability, we ask that you bring only ONE support person with you to the seminars.
- All seminars are held on the 1st floor of IU Health North Hospital in Room K130, located at 11700 N. Meridian St., Carmel, IN, 46032.
These seminars will be informational only, and you will be contacted within 7-10 business days to make your consultation appointment with a physician of your choice.
Important Note on Insurance Verification
Please note that our staff will verify insurance coverage AFTER your consultation visit. Therefore, we encourage all patients to verify their bariatric coverage with their insurance companies.
How to verify your benefits for bariatric surgery
- Call the customer service number on your insurance card and tell them you are pursuing bariatric surgery. It will be performed at Indiana University Health North Hospital at 11700 North Meridian, Carmel IN, 46032.
- Ask if the surgical treatment of morbid obesity is a covered benefit on your policy.
The Insurance Company may ask for the procedure code or the diagnosis code.
The procedure codes we use are as follows:
43770 – Adjustable gastric band
43644 – Roux en Y gastric bypass
43775 – Vertical sleeve gastrectomy
The diagnosis code for morbid obesity is 278.01
- Ask if a referral is necessary for the consultation appointment.
Your first appointment with the surgeon will be located at IU Health Bariatrics at 11725 N. Illinois St., Suite 350, Carmel, IN 46032.
Other IU Health Bariatric Programs
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital
We offer surgical seminars only. Our seminars are held on the third Wednesday each month at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie at 6 pm and occasionally at other locations throughout central Indiana. For questions on the IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital seminars, please call the number below.
IU Health Arnett Hospital
IU Health Arnett Hospital offers gastric band surgery to patients seeking bariatric surgery. They have seminars on certain Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the year, which are held at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette, Indiana. For more information, please visit the web page or call 765.448.8143.
For locations closer to you, please find where our additional IU Health hospital bariatric programs are located.