Why Bariatric Surgery?
If you are overweight or obese, and have been unable to sustain weight loss through nonsurgical treatments, you can be evaluated for and, if appropriate, undergo potentially lifesaving bariatric surgery. In cases of severe obesity, bariatric (weight loss) surgery is the only proven method of achieving long-term weight control.
In the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center Weight Loss Surgery Program, our multidisciplinary team of bariatric experts will see you through the entire process. We will help prepare you for surgery (medically, nutritionally and psychologically), and we will use the most advanced procedures that meet your needs. After surgery, we will assist you in committing to the lifestyle changes that will help ensure optimal success.
The Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center Weight Loss Surgery Program offers the hope of a new beginning and long-term solutions for obesity. Our dedicated team of specialists with expertise in weight loss surgery is committed to helping you throughout this potentially life-changing journey.
The program is led by three highly experienced, board-certified surgeons: Alexander Nagle, MD, Eric S. Hungness, MD, and Ezra Teitelbaum, MD. Since 1999, the Bariatric Surgery Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital has provided care to nearly 5,000 patients. Our staff and clinicians will work closely together to help ensure you receive the highest level of care and help you navigate through the insurance verification process.
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program
The Weight Loss Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital has been named a nationally accredited bariatric surgery program by the American College of Surgeons and the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. This designation is awarded to comprehensive programs with a proven record of favorable outcomes for weight-loss surgery.