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Weight Management

Bariatric Surgery

This type of surgery removes or isolates a section of your stomach. This helps reduce your appetite, as you’ll feel fuller sooner. In most cases, this can be a minimally invasive procedure. Bariatric surgery is most often an option for those who are morbidly obese and not just slightly overweight. Our multidisciplinary team will work with you to create a surgery and rehabilitation plan to achieve your weight goals. Our team includes surgeons, medical weight-loss experts, dietitians and nurses.


Lasting Weight Loss

According to studies, most people lose weight and keep it off—making it a reliable, long-term solution.

Reduced Risk of Disease

Obesity can be a risk factor in other diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure and heart disease.

Longer Life

Research has shown that bariatric surgery can lower people’s risk of dying from weight-related complications.

Improved Quality of Life

Weight loss has been attributed to improved mobility, mental health and self-esteem.

Types of Surgery

  • Gastric bypass blocks off part of the stomach so food bypasses the part of the intestines that absorbs calories.
  • Laparoscopic gastrectomy removes part of the stomach, which limits food intake.


Bariatric surgery can be a good weight-loss option, but it’s not usually the first method of treatment recommended. It’s the first step in a larger weight-management treatment plan. If you’re considering bariatric surgery, keep the following in mind when determining if this is a treatment option you want to explore:

  • You’ve made repeated attempts to lose weight without success.
  • You’re committed to making long-term, ongoing life changes to support the surgery.
  • You have a body mass index (BMI) over 40.
  • You have a BMI of at least 35 combined with an obesity-related health issue.
Bariatric Surgery Treatment Locations
NCH Hospital and Emergency Department
NCH Hospital and Emergency Department

800 W. Central Road

Arlington Heights, IL 60005


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