Weight-Loss Surgery

What Makes Us Different

Weight Loss Management and Surgery at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, offers new hope for weight loss. As a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence and a state-wide leader in bariatric surgery outcomes, our medical weight management and surgery teams work together to offer you a comprehensive solution to weight-loss. And our patient support groups provide a safe environment for encouragement and support throughout your journey.

Furthermore, our surgeons specialize in academic medicine and innovative research-based care in addition to offering clinical trial opportunities that feature new approaches to weight loss. Simply put, we are nationally recognized specialists who are pioneering the way people look at weight-loss surgery.  Find out why - watch our online seminar and request an appointment.

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Do You Qualify For Weight-Loss Surgery?

We follow the National Institute of Health guidelines for obesity surgery. To qualify, you must have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater or a BMI of 35 in addition to any of the diseases associated with obesity. Those diseases include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • High cholesterol
  • Asthma
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) - heartburn symptoms
  • Osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease

Calculate your BMI and find out if you are at risk:
  • Underweight = <18.5
  • Normal weight = 18.5-24.9 
  • Overweight = 25-29.9 
  • Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater

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Online Weight-Loss Surgery Seminar

Before meeting with our experts, we require that you view our online weight-loss surgery seminar. This seminar will give you an introductory overview of the weight-loss surgery process and explain the different types of weight-loss surgeries performed:
  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch