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Cleveland Clinic's bariatric weight loss surgery program is focused on addressing obesity with modern treatment strategies, research and education.
Am I A Candidate For Weight Loss Surgery?
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Am I A Candidate For Weight Loss Surgery?

If you're significantly overweight and want to make a lifestyle change, you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery at Cleveland Clinic.

Research supports the benefits of weight loss surgery for those with a BMI between 35 and 39.9 with obesity related health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis and other obesity related conditions. You could be a candidate for surgical weight loss if you meet any of the following criteria:

  • You are more than 100 lbs. over your ideal body weight
  • You have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 40
  • You have a BMI of over 35 and are experiencing severe negative health effects, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, related to being severely overweight
  • You are unable to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time, even through medically-supervised dieting

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Considering a Bariatric Weight Loss Procedure?

Considering a Bariatric Weight Loss Procedure?

Join an In-Person Seminar

Our seminar designed to help you make an informed decision about weight loss surgery. Listen to one of our Cleveland Clinic surgeons describe morbid obesity and the surgical options used to treat this disease.

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Watch an Online Seminar

Our online seminar provides the same information patients receive at the in-person seminar, available for you to complete at your convenience. Once you've watched the presentations, you will be given questions to ensure you have understood the material provided.

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Why Choose The Bariatric & Metabolic Institute

At Cleveland Clinic's Bariatric & Metabolic Institute, world-class doctors evaluate our patients with a thorough physical exam, which may require blood work and other diagnostic tools. With help from physicians in a variety of specialties, our doctors take into account your medical issues when determining the weight loss plan that’s right for you. Our pioneering surgeons perform more than 95 percent of all procedures with minimally invasive (laparoscopic) techniques, improving our patients' healing and recovery time.

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Express Care Online Virtual Visits

Express Care Online Virtual Visits

Select patients can now see our providers online using their smartphone or computer. Ask your doctor if virtual visits are right for you.

Patient Stories

Patient Stories

Nurse Gets Second Chance at Life After Bariatric Surgery | Cleveland Clinic Patient Stories

Nurse Gets Second Chance at Life After Bariatric Surgery

Feb 22, 2018

“Quite honestly, I didn’t know what to expect, but when I sat down with Dr. Schauer, I knew it was going to be different. He was the only doctor who ever told me he wouldn’t just do surgery. He said I needed to be educated as to all aspects of what surgery would entail.”
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Bariatric Surgery Patient Sheds Pounds and Defeats Diabetes | Cleveland Clinic Patient Stories

Bariatric Surgery Patient Sheds Pounds and Defeats Diabetes

Feb 22, 2018

“It helped going in to know that I had the best on my side. The team was, and continues to be, there for me. Eight years out, and they are still there for me. It hasn’t been an easy process, but with a positive attitude and sticking to doctor’s orders, I’ve never felt better in my life.”
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Mother Makes Her Health a Priority With Bariatric Surgery | Cleveland Clinic

Mother Makes Her Health A Priority With Bariatric Surgery

Jun 2, 2015

“My first appointment was with a nutritionist, but I also met Dr. Bencsath. Everyone at Twinsburg, from the receptionist to the nurses and doctors, was great. I knew this is where I wanted to be.”
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