Weight Loss Management

Weight Loss Surgery Options at University Hospitals

Our bariatric surgery specialists and weight loss surgeons at University Hospitals use the latest surgical advancements to help patients experience safe and successful weight loss to enjoy a healthier, more active lifestyle. Bariatric surgery procedures are an option for patients who have not had long-term success with diets and other weight loss efforts. Our program offers both minimally invasive surgical weight loss solutions and non-invasive weight loss procedures to fit each patient's unique weight loss and health needs.

If weight loss surgery is part of your treatment plan, our highly experienced bariatric surgery specialists and staff offer individualized support for patients – including lifetime nutrition counseling for patients both before and after weight loss surgery with a team of registered dietitians. Many of our skilled staff are people who have had weight loss surgery themselves. So, they understand the journey and know how to help our patients achieve long-term success.

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Types of Weight Loss Surgery

We offer several types of weight loss surgery options, including minimally invasive and non-invasive options. These minimally invasive procedures are performed through tiny incisions in the skin and can shorten your recovery time and significantly reduce pain and scarring. More importantly, risks of infection or bleeding are much lower with smaller incisions. This also helps us provide better pain control. More of our patients do not want to take morphine or oxycodone, and the smaller incisions help our hospitals minimize the use of these medications.

Our weight loss surgery patients are typically up walking in the hallway and able to start sipping on water three hours after surgery. Most of our patients are ready to go home after one or two nights, depending on the surgery they choose.

Bariatric Surgery Options

Get Started with Weight Loss Surgery: Attend an Information Session

The first step toward weight loss surgery at UH is to attend one of our in-person information sessions, or watch our online video information session. During the session you will learn about the types of weight loss surgery offered at UH, as well as what to expect before, during and after surgery.

When you fill out your contact information and provide some basic insurance information online or in-person, it allows our patient navigators to contact your insurance company. We are experienced in talking to insurance companies, and we know who to talk to and what questions to ask about eligibility and requirements. We will call you back typically within three business days to let you know what your insurance company’s specific insurance requirements are, and to help you get started on your weight loss journey.

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After watching the video, click the "Yes, I'm Interested" button below and complete the form. Our office will contact you to talk to you about your insurance’s requirements and to schedule a consultation appointment with one of our experienced surgeons.

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Your other option is to register for a live in-person information session by filling out this short form.


Our weight loss management program at University Hospitals is the only surgical weight loss program in the state of Ohio with three programs accredited by the American College of Surgeons, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation & Quality Improvement Program. Our centers at UH Cleveland Medical Center, UH Geauga Medical Center and UH Parma Medical Center all are accredited with this important designation. This designation helps patients know that we are committed to safety, comfort of our patients, and we follow all of the recommended guidelines to reduce risks of complications such as bleeding and infections.

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