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The Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute 800.339.9829
               At Cleveland Clinic, our bariatric weight loss surgery program is focused on addressing obesity with modern treatment strategies, research and education, because losing weight often is not as simple as it sounds Our bariatric surgeons perform the safest and most effective weight loss surgery procedures, including laparoscopic bariatric surgery.
        Our program is available at main campus and at convenient east and west-side Cleveland Clinic locations. Please call 800.339.9829 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Office Visits:
• Twinsburg Family Health Center
• Richard E. Jacobs Family Health Center in Avon
• Main Campus
• Hillcrest Hospital
• Fairview Hospital
• Main Campus

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Dr. Philip Schauer – WCPN interview on bariatric surgery for diabetes – February 21, 2013.Watch the interview.

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A new study shows that weight loss surgery is the most effective treatment for patients with diabetes and severe obesity. Read the story and listen to the interview.

Cleveland Clinic physicians and researchers named bariatric surgery for diabetes as the top medical innovation for 2013. Aside from its weight benefits, bariatric surgery was selected due to its efficacy in diabetes control, which will have an impact on health care in the next year, one expert said. Read full story.

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A very important study about the health benefits of bariatric surgery was published in the the Journal of the American Medical Association on Jan 3, 2012.

Many patients are off insulin before they leave the hospital as seen in this
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Outcomes Book 2013 Cleveland Clinic Bariatrics Outcomes Book

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Why Bariatric Surgery?

Because it substantially reduces obesity related disease and mortality.
Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (BMI) has been named a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Surgical Review Corporation. The designation, awarded to programs with a proven record of favorable outcomes for weight-loss surgery. The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at Cleveland Clinic has also been accredited as a Level 1 facility by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

Why Choose Medical and Surgical Weight Loss at the Cleveland Clinic?

Cleveland Clinic Weight Loss Surgery Team
  • Comprehensive, multidisciplinary integration of medical and surgical treatment of obesity.
  • #1 in Ohio in number of bariatric surgery procedures per year for the past two years (>500 cases per year).
  • Largest Bariatric Surgery center in Ohio with 5 surgeons, 2 bariatricians and more than 50 support professionals.
  • Most experienced surgeons in Ohio with combined bariatric surgical experience of more than 8000 procedures. 98% of all bariatric procedures performed with minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery.
  • Special expertise in surgery for Diabetes (Type 2), revisional surgery, high risk surgery, and surgery for adolescents.
  • State of the art Bariatric Facility which accommodates patients of all sizes.
  • Certified as a Center of Excellence by the Metabolic and Bariatric Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.

Please contact us to discuss your Ohio weight loss surgery and medical weight management options. Or, refer a patient for a second opinion concerning bariatric surgery for obesity.

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