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Our Services

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

The University of Kansas Health System provides bariatric surgery to patients in Kansas City, Overland Park and throughout the region.

Your bariatric surgery options

There are many types of weight loss surgery. Our experts can help you choose the right procedure for you based on your needs, current health and goals.

We offer 4 types of bariatric surgery procedures, including:

In many cases, surgery can be performed using a minimally invasive approach. Your bariatric team will discuss your options with you during your appointment.

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Get the answers you need

We understand that navigating your weight loss journey can be confusing, and we’re here to help. Find answers to frequently asked questions about weight-loss surgery on our FAQs page.
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Comprehensive care

Bariatric surgery is most successful when it is a part of a healthy lifestyle plan. At The University of Kansas Health System, you’ll have access to multidisciplinary teams and comprehensive services throughout your entire weight-loss journey.

Our support services include:

  • Dietary consultation and nutritional support
  • Fertility support – Infertility is not uncommon in women who are obese. Even with women who have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30, our fertility specialists may address your needs and improve your chances of conception. In fact, we have had success with at least one patient who has successfully delivered a child, even with a BMI above 30.
  • Low-cost exercise programs
  • Nutrition evaluation
  • Ongoing follow-up by surgical staff
  • Patient and family education
  • Psychological support
  • Smoking cessation program
  • Support groups
  • Surgical evaluation

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

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