Bariatric Surgery

Cleveland Clinic's nationally and internationally recognized Bariatric and Metabolic Institute has expanded services to Cleveland's East Side, with Hillcrest Hospital being home to surgical weight-loss procedures.

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.

Am I A Candidate?

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.

Learn more about these and other bariatric and metabolic services being offered by Hillcrest Hospital or sign up to attend an online or in-person weight loss seminar.

Meet our Medical Team

Bariatric & Metabolic Surgeons

Medical Staff

Bariatric Psychologists


  • Beth Czerwony MS, RD, LD