If you suffer from severe obesity and cannot lose weight with a healthy diet and exercise, weight loss surgery (also known as bariatric surgery) might be an option for you. Deciding to have weight loss surgery is a significant step toward making a permanent lifestyle change.
Northwestern Medicine's Weight Loss Surgery Program is designated as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). It is the only program at Northwestern Medicine with this designation that is awarded to comprehensive programs with a proven record of favorable outcomes for weight-loss surgery.
We offer a variety of surgical weight loss procedures, with an emphasis on minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgery, including:
- Sleeve gastrectomy
- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
- Adjustable gastric banding (LAPBAND® and REALIZE™)
We are the center of excellence for bariatric surgery at Northwestern. Our center is comprised of two board-certified bariatric surgeons with over 10 years of bariatric surgical experience:
- Alex P. Nagle, MD
- Eric S. Hungness, MD
Find Out If Weight Loss Surgery is for You
Register to attend one of our free weight loss surgery seminars where you will meet a weight loss surgeon, hear about other patients' experiences with weight loss surgery, and receive an application packet.
For more information about the Weight Loss Surgery Program and to schedule an appointment, please call 312-695-7070.