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Our bariatric surgeons and weight management care teams know how difficult it can be to lose weight. At Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Bariatric Center in Mequon, Wisconsin, we take the time to get to know you. We listen to understand your health concerns. Then, we create a personalized weight-loss plan that’s right for you. From diet and exercise to surgery and recovery, we’re here with you every step of the way.
Your weight-loss journey starts with viewing a weight-loss seminar video. Our seminars help you learn about your weight-loss options, what to expect, how to modify your lifestyle and more. Weight-loss seminars are available at no charge to you.
Weight-loss programs and procedures
At Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Bariatric Center, we offer many weight-loss services, including:
- Gastric band adjustment, conversion and care
- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
- Sleeve gastrectomy
- Revisions of previous weight-loss surgeries
- Medically supervised weight management
- Medical nutrition therapy, counseling and support
When you choose Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Bariatric Center for your weight-loss program, you are choosing to get personalized care in a supportive environment. Your surgery will be done at Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital - Ozaukee Campus. Our team of weight-loss doctors, bariatric surgeons, dieticians and weight-loss specialists work together with one goal in mind - to help you live a healthier and happier life.
We’ve been recognized by several of the nation's top reviewing boards for quality of care, clinical excellence and outstanding outcomes. These include:
- Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)
- Comprehensive Center with Obesity Medicine status for meeting MBSAQIP standards for both surgical and non-surgical obesity care
- Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction® Center for Bariatric Surgery
- Optum Bariatric Center of Excellence (COE)
- Aetna Institutes of Quality® (IOQ) Bariatric Surgery network
In order to meet the requirements, our program has met guidelines established by the National Institutes of Health, the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons. These designations are based on patient volume and outcomes. They demonstrate to the public and the insurance industry the highest standard of patient care.
Weight-loss before and after surgery
You will have a network of support before, during and after your weight-loss surgery. During your journey, you’ll have follow-up visits with your doctor and care team at a location near you. At Ascension in Wisconsin, we also offer bariatric support groups, exercise and fitness programs that fit your capabilities and weight-loss counseling. Your success is important to us.