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Bariatric & Metabolic Institute

Cleveland Clinic's bariatric weight loss program is focused on addressing obesity with modern treatment strategies, research and education.
The Treatment Plan That’s Right for You
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The Treatment Plan That’s Right for You

At Cleveland Clinic's Bariatric & Metabolic Institute, our multidisciplinary team determines the weight loss plan that’s right for you.

We evaluate our patients with a thorough physical exam, which may require blood work and other diagnostic tools. Our team also takes into account your medical issues when determining next steps.

Our Medical Weight Loss Program combines diet, exercise and behavioral therapy and, if indicated, pharmacotherapy to manage obesity.

Based on our team’s evaluation, you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery.

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Considering a Bariatric Weight Loss Procedure?

Considering a Bariatric Weight Loss Procedure?

Join a Virtual Seminar

Our seminar is designed to help you make an informed decision about weight loss surgery. Take the opportunity to hear from clinical experts and directly ask questions about options from the comfort of your home.

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Watch the Online Seminar

Our online seminar is available to complete at your convenience and is a required step to be considered for surgery. After you've finished, you will need to answer a few questions to ensure you understood.

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Find trusted advice from Cleveland Clinic weight loss experts, including maintaining a healthy diet, managing your overall health and how to determine if weight loss surgery is right for you.

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Why Choose The Bariatric & Metabolic Institute

Why Choose the Bariatric & Metabolic Institute?

Our pioneering surgeons perform more than 95 percent of all procedures with minimally invasive (laparoscopic) techniques, improving our patients' healing and recovery time. Last year, we performed our highest number of bariatric operations, providing 1,100 patients with the opportunity to live happier and healthier lives. The level of support provided at Cleveland Clinic’s Bariatric & Metabolic Institute is unparalleled. Each patient is assigned a patient navigator, who serve as a single point of contact throughout your weight loss surgery journey, offering encouragement and support every step of the way.

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Online Virtual Visits

Online Virtual Visits

You can stay connected to your healthcare team though virtual visits, using your smartphone, tablet or computer. Ask your provider about what options are available.

Patient Stories

Patient Stories

Stephanie Cagna and Dr. Christopher Daigle

Successful Bariatric Surgery Helps Mom Lose Weight and Gain a New Perspective on Life

Mar 26, 2019

“Now, I have a bright future. I’m more social, I talk to people I don’t know, and I have a different job. Before I wouldn’t have applied for a new job because of my size. I’m much happier.”
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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

“I was only in the hospital for a day, then went home, and it was wonderful. I could just tell that my new life began. I sat down and looked out the window, and instead of feeling like I was going to watch the world go by, I knew I was going to be able to move again and be part of it.”
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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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