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Our comprehensive weight loss program addresses the whole person, combining surgery with behavior-based counseling, exercise and nutritional counseling with a registered dietitian to achieve the most effective results possible.

Following surgery, patients are encourage to participate in a support group that further encourages them as they stick to the program and achieve weight loss goals.

The journey to better health and quality of life starts with our comprehensive weight loss program:

Our commitment to you does not end after surgery. Our lifelong support system will monitor your long-term health status and weight loss success, helping you reverse the negative impact of obesity.

If you're interested in learning more about our program, register for a complimentary information session

Meet The Team

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The Northwestern Medicine Medical and Surgical Weight Loss Center at Huntley Hospital team combines a surgical approach with mental support, nutritional education and physical activity to enhance weight loss and provide you with quality care.

Meet the Northwestern Medicine Medical and Surgical Weight Loss Center Team

Treatments and Procedures

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve gastrectomy helps you lose weight by making your stomach smaller to reduce the amount of food you can eat. During the procedure, your stomach is reduced to a thin, vertical sleeve.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery helps you lose weight by restricting the amount of food you can eat and reducing the number of calories your body absorbs.

Laparoscopic Revision

Laparoscopic revision is a minimally invasive procedure for patients who have had a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and experienced lack of weight loss or weight regain.

Laparoscopic Conversion

Laparoscopic conversion is the process of modifying your primary surgery to a secondary minimally invasive surgery to address medical issues and/or lack of weight loss.

Orbera® Intragastric Balloon System

The Orbera® Intragastric Balloon System is a non-surgical weight loss procedure that includes a twelve-month program with a dietitian-directed diet.

Additional Treatment Options

Why Choose Us

mbsaqip-accredited-center-quality-programAccredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program

The Northwestern Medicine Medical and Surgical Weight Loss Center at Huntley Hospital is accredited by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®). This accreditation was achieved after a rigorous review of our facilities, staff and standards of care. All accredited centers report their outcomes to the MBSAQIP database and participate in regular reviews to evaluate their bariatric surgical programs.


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Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital is a designated Blue Distinction® Center for Bariatric Surgery. This designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield indicates that we provide a full range of bariatric surgery care, including surgical care, post-operative care, outpatient follow-up care and patient education. According to Blue Cross Blue Shield, centers with this designation have lower complication rates and fewer readmissions compared to non-designated programs.


Optum Center of Excellence

Our designation as a bariatric Center of Excellence by Optum® indicates that we perform more successful bariatric procedures than many other facilities nearby. According to Optum, compared to non-designated programs, Optum Centers of Excellence also have fewer complications and readmissions, and have demonstrated:

  • 15 percent lower mortality1
  • 16 percent lower inpatient hospital readmission1
  • 12 percent lower reoperation rate for bariatric procedures1
  • $4,239 lower average cost per surgical episode2

Optum Centers of Excellence undergo an annual review and recertification process to help ensure they continue to meet the high standards set by this designation.

Weight Loss Surgery Program Informational Session

Get started today by signing-up for a complimentary informational session.

Patient Questionnaire

Please complete our Patient Questionnaire prior to your first appointment to help us work with you to set goals and make healthy choices.

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Weight Loss Surgery Support Group

The Northwestern Medicine northwest region offers a support group for individuals who have had weight loss surgery. This group features guest speakers, key discussion topics, and allows attendees to share challenges and success stories.

Care Where You Need It

Northwestern Medicine offers weight management care conveniently located near you. 

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1  2014 Center of Excellence qualification analysis results. Compared to non-COE providers. Schrader 2015.
2  2015 Optum claims book of business analysis. Haig 2015.