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For people considering bariatric surgery, the Rush Center for Weight Loss and Lifestyle Medicine offers a full range of procedures. We use minimally invasive techniques in almost all cases — that means faster recovery and less pain after surgery for you.
Our surgeons have performed more than 2,000 weight loss procedures and have completed specialized training in minimally invasive techniques. In addition to experienced bariatric surgeons, the team includes plastic surgeons with expertise in body contouring surgery — for patients who want to have excess skin removed after they've met their weight loss goals. The team also includes a medical weight loss expert, dietitians, psychologists, nurses and other professionals with expertise in caring for patients before, during and after weight loss surgery.
For many people who are obese, bariatric surgery is the most effective way to lose weight and reduce the risk of obesity-related health problems, including diabetes and heart disease. Bariatric surgery might be a good choice for you if …
At your first visit, you will meet with a surgeon to discuss your weight loss options. Most patients also meet with a dietitian and psychologist. Your care team will take the time to discuss your questions and concerns — including questions about insurance. Your care at the center may also involve a medical weight loss specialist, nurses and other specialists.