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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.

About Our Program

The decision to have weight loss surgery is an important one. Equally important is choosing a bariatric surgery program. The most important component to ensuring a quality program is appropriately trained surgeons.

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.

Realize

Realize®, a web-based clinical support tool, can help bariatric patients and their doctors track their progress and maintain a healthier weight by providing tools for healthy eating and lifestyle habits.

Lap-Band

Developed in collaboration with LAP-BAND® System patients, surgeons, and other weight loss experts, My LAP-BAND® Journey guides you along your entire journey - before, during, and after weight loss surgery.

Facebook

Like us on Facebook and connect with other bariatric patients, learn about support group meetings and share information about your experiences with bariatric surgery.

Newsletter

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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.

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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.