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Weight loss surgery is a journey that lasts a lifetime. The first step is choosing a program that not only provides a safe, comprehensive approach to weight loss surgery, but also the compassion and support needed to achieve weight loss results. Surgical weight loss provides a lasting solution to the constant struggle of weight gain. The surgeons and staff at Missouri Bariatric Services want to take that journey with you. We offer nationally recognized providers dedicated to the management of obesity related diseases and management including a dedicated on site bariatrician to help you achieve your weight loss goals and help you stay on track.

About Our Program

It is a comprehensive weight management program dedicated to helping you improve and maintain your health. We offer a variety of services to help our patients achieve their weight loss and fitness goals. We offer nationally recognized providers dedicated to the disease of obesity and obesity management. In additional to surgical interventions we also offer a medically supervised weight management program. Our bariatrician specializes not only in the preoperative management and post operative follow up for our patients but also offers a support to those who are not interested in surgery.

Physicians

According to the American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS) Center of Excellence criteria, the surgeons must be certified by the American Board of Surgery, spend at least 51 percent of their time in the field, and perform more than 50 bariatric surgical cases per year. Missouri Bariatric Service's surgical team not only meets these criteria, but is one of the top bariatric surgery teams in the nation.

Staff

In addition to our surgeons, our program consists of a complete team dedicated to your care. Our nurses and dietitians have received special training in bariatrics. You'll have the opportunity to meet team members at the educational seminar as well as the office. These trusted individuals are dedicated to supporting you every step of the way.

Patient Support

One of the most important part of your weight loss surgery journey is support. At Missouri Bariatric Services, we have developed many online support resources.

Interactive Tool: BMI Calculator

This interactive tool estimates your risk of weight-related diseases by using your body mass index (BMI) along with your waist measurement and other factors. The higher the BMI, the greater the risk of some diseases, including high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, stroke, osteoarthritis, some cancers, and type 2 diabetes.

Email

To receive emails with support group notifications and weekly tips, please send your email address to Michelle Hoeing, clinical dietitian, at hoeingm@health.missouri.edu.

Getting Started

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Do you qualify? Learn more by watching the online seminar, scheduling yourself for a live seminar or taking our quiz.

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Accreditation

MBS Accreditation

Missouri Bariatric Services received re-accreditation in 2014 from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program for comprehensive, high-quality patient care. To receive the three-year accreditation, Missouri Bariatric Services underwent a rigorous, independent evaluation in accordance with nationally recognized bariatric surgical standards for patient safety and quality.

The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program is the national accreditation body of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.