Weight-loss surgery can change lives
Bariatric surgery in Indiana
Bariatric surgery helps you to lose weight by reducing the size of your stomach and changing how your body absorbs nutrients. Your appetite decreases and your stomach gets fuller with less food. Bariatric care teams at Ascension St. Vincent in Carmel and Evansville, Indiana provide specialty care for surgical and medically supervised weight loss. If you are obese with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or above, weight-loss surgery may be an option. Talk with your doctor about your answers to these questions:
- Does my current weight cause any other chronic health conditions?
- Can I commit to documented weight-loss efforts required by my insurance plan?
- Am I willing to re-evaluate my diet and exercise regimen to live a healthier life?
Weight-loss surgery can be a deeply personal, life-changing decision. Our doctors and care team listen to understand you and your health concerns. Then, we work with you to create a weight-loss plan that’s right for you.
Get started with a weight-loss seminar
Weight-loss management is a step-by-step process. At Ascension St. Vincent, we help guide and support you through every step of your journey. Our team of surgical weight-loss specialists includes a surgeon, bariatric dietitian, exercise physiologist, and behavioral health support.
Our care team helps you to understand surgical and non-surgical treatment options and lifestyle changes. We care about your physical and emotional health. Get started on your weight-loss journey by registering for a seminar.
Types of bariatric surgery
At Ascension St. Vincent, our bariatric surgeons specialize in the following procedures:
- Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch
- Gastric band
- Orbera™ intragastric balloon
- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
- Sleeve gastrectomy
*For our Evansville location, only Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy is available at this time.
We offer minimally invasive surgical options that may help shorten your recovery time. Our doctors and weight management care team are committed to helping you achieve your weight-loss goals.
Medically supervised weight-loss programs
Bariatric surgery is not your only option. We also offer a medically supervised weight-loss program for those who may not need or desire surgery. This program is supervised by a doctor and includes exercise testing and instruction, nutritional planning, and counseling. No matter what your weight-loss goal, our care team is committed to providing compassionate, personalized 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 St. Vincent, we also offer bariatric support groups, exercise and fitness programs that fit your capabilities, and nutrition counseling. Your success is important to us.
*Due to COVID, our bariatric support groups only meet online, twice a month.
Patient stories about their bariatric surgery journey
Bariatric surgery has helped many people achieve their weight-loss goals. Here are real-life success stories from patients who have followed our program.