Bariatric Surgery

Cleveland Clinic's nationally and internationally recognized bariatric weight loss surgery program is conveniently offered at Lutheran Hospital.

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.

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 at Lutheran Hospital or sign up to attend an in-person seminar or an online seminar.

Meet our Medical Team

Bariatric & Metabolic Surgeons

Medical Staff


  • Joyce Prescott, RD