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Bariatric Weight-Loss Surgery

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At the health system, we provide exceptional care and ongoing support for those seeking bariatric weight-loss surgery. Our team of bariatric surgeons and skilled specialists can help you:

  • Improve your overall health
  • Address a weight-related condition
  • Treat a metabolic syndrome
  • And more

Our goal is to empower you and support your weight-loss journey so you can enjoy what matters most.

Why choose us for bariatric weight-loss surgery

The University of Kansas Health System offers advanced bariatric weight-loss surgery for patients in Kansas City, Overland Park and surrounding areas. With more than 15 years of experience, our board-certified bariatric surgeons use state-of-the-art, minimally invasive techniques to improve your comfort and recovery.

Destination center for complex surgery in Kansas City

At The University of Kansas Health System, we specialize in complex surgical patients. We provide innovative surgical care using the most advanced techniques and procedures. Because of our dedication to healthcare excellence and state-of-the-art facilities, patients from across the country entrust us to perform their surgery. Our exceptional experience is evident in our surgical outcomes, which exceed the national average.

We offer a variety of appointment types. Learn more or call 913-588-1227 to schedule now.

2021 Accredited Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program

MBSAQIP® accredited

Our bariatric programs at Bell Hospital Tower at 39th Avenue and Cambridge Street in Kansas City, Kansas and Indian Creek Campus are accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. This accreditation program is a joint effort of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Why it matters

Highly experienced bariatric surgery specialists

Weight-loss surgery requires the expertise of skilled, experienced surgeons for the best possible outcomes. Our bariatric specialists have performed thousands of weight-loss surgeries since 2002 and offer the most current techniques for minimal downtime. All are fellows of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. You can trust your procedure will be performed to the highest standards of safety and care.

2023-24 US News and World Report - Ranked in 8 Specialties Badge

Best in Kansas and Kansas City

In 2023, the health system was recognized as the #1 hospital in Kansas City and in Kansas, according to U.S. News & World Report. We also ranked among the nation’s best in 8 specialties – the most of any hospital in the region.

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Innovative bariatric weight-loss surgery services

The University of Kansas Health System offers a complete range of bariatric surgery options, including minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery.

Our surgeons offer all of today’s most current techniques for bariatric surgery. They will meet with you and discuss which procedure is right for you based on your current health, your goals and your specific needs.

Holistic weight-loss support

We offer far more than state-of-the-art bariatric weight-loss surgery – we are dedicated to supporting your long-term health journey. Our surgeons, dietitians, psychologists, physical therapists and insurance coordinators are passionate about helping you achieve your health goals – including a variety of programs and resources to ensure your weight loss is successful for the long-term.

As our patient, you will have access to:

  • Bariatric coordinators
  • Continued care and wellness classes, including low-cost, supportive exercise classes
  • Dietitians and nutritional support: Get information, diet guidelines and nutrition plans to help you adjust after surgery and map out the best diet going forward
  • Exercise evaluations. Obtain a tailored exercise plan to support your long-term goals
  • Fertility support
  • Infusions
  • Patient financial counseling service. Find answers to your financial questions and comprehensive insurance support
  • Patient navigators
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychology services, including medical adherence, eating disorder and addiction support
  • Smoking cessation program
  • Weight-loss support groups. Meet and talk to others who can relate to what you are going through for help and support
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Doctors at The University of Kansas Health System are care providers and researchers at the forefront of new medical discoveries. From primary care to complex conditions, we offer hundreds of specialists.

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Financial support

Accommodative pricing

We are pleased to offer special prices for those paying out of pocket for their surgeries. Weight-loss surgery candidates who reside in Kansas and the 4 surrounding states – Missouri, Oklahoma, Colorado and Nebraska – are eligible.

Insurance advocacy

Your insurance policy may cover your bariatric surgery. Insurance providers often have strict requirements for weight-loss surgery, such as meeting with a dietitian and following a supervised diet for a designated period of time before your procedure is approved. Our financial counselors are committed to supporting you, answering your questions and helping you get the coverage you deserve.

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Convenient payments with CommerceCare™

Commerce Bank has partnered with The University of Kansas Health System to bring you CommerceCare™, a fast, flexible and patient-friendly extended financing solution. With CommerceCare™, you can get many of the elective care services you want now and pay over time. CommerceCare™ offers two convenient plans so you can choose the option that works best for you.

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