Bariatric Surgery, Metabolic & Nutrition Center

Personalized Weight Loss and a Happier, Healthier Life

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBASQIP)

Obesity is among the leading preventable causes of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Those struggling with obesity often succumb to an unhealthy cycle of crash dieting and overeating.

University Hospitals Digestive Health Institute’s Bariatric Surgery, Metabolic & Nutrition Center offers a proven path to long-term weight loss while helping patients throughout Northeast Ohio live happier, healthier lives. Both University Hospitals Case Medical Center and University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center are accredited centers of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). This designation represents our dedication to ensuring safety, quality and positive outcomes for patients.

The center is also at the forefront of clinical research aimed at pioneering and perfecting novel and even less invasive techniques, such as single incision laparoscopic weight loss surgery.

Complete Care for Each Patient

The expert team at the Bariatric Surgery, Metabolic & Nutrition Center delivers individualized, compassionate care to each patient. We have the resources, experience and technology needed to ensure long-term success.

Our collaborative team approach consists of experts in many disciplines including nutritionists, psychologists, registered nurses and surgeons, all working to develop a comprehensive plan for each patient we treat.

Comprehensive Services and Support to Help People Lose Weight and Keep It Off

Our bariatric team uses advanced treatment strategies, research and education, to help patients achieve long-lasting results. Services include:

  • Minimally invasive techniques for a faster recovery, which allow most patients to leave the hospital in as little as one to two days; most patients can return to work shortly after their surgery
  • A comprehensive weight loss surgery program with the latest surgical, psychological and dietary support; we offer four surgical options to fit each patient’s individual needs
  • Personalized, expert care before, during and after the weight loss surgery, including: private rooms, 24-hour direct hotline to a nurse, support groups and individual counseling
  • An insurance coordinator to help navigate financial paperwork
  • Convenient office locations throughout the greater Cleveland, Ohio, area

Improvements in Overall Health

After patients undergo weight loss surgery through the UH Digestive Health Institute, it is reasonable for them to expect an improvement in many health issues, including:

Our program also features experienced plastic surgeon for postsurgical body contouring.

No Charge for Medically Supervised Diet Plans

Many insurance companies require patients to participate in a medically supervised weight loss program before surgery. This can cost individuals valuable time and money.

Since insurance companies typically do not cover these presurgery weight loss programs, many hospitals require patients to pay for them out of pocket as program fees. At the Bariatric Surgery, Metabolic & Nutrition Center, there are no program fees, and our medically supervised diet programs are free of charge to all patients who require them.

Helping Patients Achieve Long-Term Weight Loss

Studies show that most people who repeatedly try diet modification and exercise tend to gain back their original weight plus additional pounds. Bariatric surgery is a proven strategy for long-term weight loss.

Information Sessions for Weight Loss Surgery

Interested in weight loss surgery? Get started: Attend a free information session, either in-person or online.
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