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Bariatric Surgery Services We Offer

You may be a candidate for bariatric surgery if your BMI is greater than 40 or if you have high-risk health conditions and a BMI greater than 35. Your doctor will discuss all of your options with you to make sure you choose the best weight management plan for your needs.

All bariatric surgery options at MU Health reduce the space in your stomach through various methods to help you feel fuller more quickly when you eat. Procedures include:

  • Adjustable gastric band
  • Gastric bypass surgery
  • Vertical sleeve gastrectomy
  • Revision for a previous bariatric surgery

Weight Management Support Services

To ensure your long-term weight-management success, you’ll continue to get support and encouragement from your patient-focused medical team long after your procedure is over. Bariatric surgery and intragastric balloon therapy are lifelong commitments, and you’ll get the tools and support services you need to maintain a healthier lifestyle.

Support services include:

Weight Management

Take control of your health and well-being by participating in a safe, comprehensive weight management program through MU Health. You'll benefit from our compassionate and supportive approach, which could include either surgical or nonsurgical options, depending on your weight-loss needs.

Get Started on Your Journey

Take the first step toward a healthier life by attending one of our free weight management seminars.

or call 573-882-LOSE (5673)

Experts in Weight Management

Find a lasting solution to weight management with help from one of the top bariatric surgery teams in the country. Your bariatric physician is certified by the American Board of Surgery and meets the criteria of excellence established by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. This means you’ll get care from surgeons who are experienced in the field and spend more than half their time performing procedures just like yours.

  • Roger De La Torre, MD
    Bariatric Surgery Watch the get-started video [1:13]
  • Kevin Suttmoeller, DO
    General Internal Medicine
  • James Scott
    J. Stephen Scott, MD
    Bariatrics and General Surgery

Nonsurgical Weight-Loss Services

If you have a BMI greater than 30 and are interested in a nonsurgical solution for weight loss, you may benefit from intragastric balloon therapy.

This weight-loss method involves the temporary insertion of a saline-filled balloon into your stomach to help you feel fuller faster when you eat. Your doctor will then remove the balloon after six months while you continue on a medically supervised weight-loss plan.

Missouri Bariatric Services

1000 W. Nifong Blvd
Building 2, Suite 210
Columbia, MO 65203
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Office Number:
573-882-LOSE (5673)

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