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Centers of Excellence+ Programs

University Hospitals Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence+

If you are a candidate for weight loss surgery, the University Hospitals Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence+ offers a complete range of bariatric surgery services, including evaluation, travel assistance, surgery, aftercare and associated ancillary services. Our highly experienced bariatric surgery specialists and skilled staff offer tailored support for patients, including lifetime nutrition counseling for patients both before and after weight loss surgery with a team of registered dietitians. Because many of our staff have had weight loss surgery themselves, they understand your journey and know how to help you achieve long-term success.

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Choose an option to begin planning your weight loss surgery at our Center of Excellence+.

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What Is a Center of Excellence+?

At UH, we define Center of Excellence+ (COE+) as a program established to supply an exceptionally high concentration of expertise and related resources centered on a particular area of medicine. A COE+ strives for value, optimal clinical outcomes, a positive patient experience, and lower costs for both patients and employers.

Bundled Package

All the services offered through University Hospitals’ Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence are bundled together to be paid at a single rate. This approach promotes efficiency and best practices from all caregivers involved as they work together to provide the highest quality patient care while staying within a price point. Program navigators provide concierge-style support, coordinating all specialist appointments and ancillary services and accompanying patients to these appointments.

The UH Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence+ bundled package includes the following:


  • Surgeon consult
  • Medical records review
  • Lab services
  • Psychiatry consult and assessment
  • In-person nutritional counseling session
  • Additional remote nutritional counseling sessions
  • Communication with home managing provider
  • Member program material


  • Pre-operative Optifast liquid diet
  • Bariatric surgery charges for the following:
    • Hospital
    • Surgeon
    • Anesthesia
    • Radiology
    • Pathology
  • Hernia repair
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Postoperative physical therapy visits
  • Postoperative rehabilitation visits
  • Cane or walker

Available Procedures

Procedures offered through the Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence+ include the following:

For further information on bariatric surgery preparation, bariatric surgery aftercare and related topics, please visit our Bariatric Surgical Weight Loss page.

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Information for Out-of-Town Patients

Getting to University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center

UH Geauga Medical Center
13207 Ravenna Road
Chardon, OH 44024
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Hotel Accommodations

Patients are responsible for making their own lodging arrangements within a 90-minute drive of UH Geauga Medical Center. Recommended hotels around the area include the following:

Hotel Name Address Telephone Distance to UH Geauga
The Lodge at Bass Lake 426 South St., Chardon 440-285-3100 4.9 miles
Comfort Inn 7581 Auburn Rd., Painesville 440-579-0300 12.5 miles
Holiday Inn Express 11200 Gold Ct., Painesville 440-898-0900 12.4 miles
Punderson Manor 11755 Kinsman Rd., Newbury 440-564-9144 5.5 miles
Staybridge Suites 6103 Landerhaven Dr., Mayfield Heights 440-442-9200 16.6 miles

Getting to University Hospitals Parma Medical Center

UH Parma Medical Center
7007 Powers Boulevard
Parma, OH 44129
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