Bariatric Surgery

Cleveland Clinic's bariatric weight loss surgery program is conveniently offered at Fairview Hospital. This program is focused on addressing obesity with modern treatment strategies, research and education because losing weight is often not as simple as it sounds.

Together, world-class surgeons, physicians, anesthesiologists, psychologists, counselors, dietitians and specialized nurses focus on your long-term weight loss success, with the #1 bariatric surgery program in Ohio or a non-surgical medical weight loss treatment plan. With help from our specialists in sleep disorders, gastroenterology and nutrition, cardiology, internal medicine and other obesity-related fields, as needed, our patients receive the support they need for a permanent return to health. 

Each patient in our surgery program is also 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.


Our program is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint project of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). MBSAQIP accreditation means you have access to a comprehensive and multidisciplinary program, not just a surgical procedure, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success.

Pathways to Surgery

 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.

At Cleveland Clinic we offer several choices to get you on your pathway to weight loss surgery. You are able to attend an in-person seminar or an online seminar, and if you are not yet ready for a seminar, you can proceed without registering for either.

Meet our Medical Team

Bariatric & Metabolic Surgeons

Medical Staff

Bariatric Psychologists


  • Lauren Sullivan, RD, LD, Nutrition Therapy