Weight loss is personal, so is how we care for you
Weight management and bariatrics in Wisconsin
Taking the next step of your weight-loss journey can be challenging. We're here to provide the care and support you need. If your weight is leading to other health concerns or your BMI (body mass index) is over 35, medically supervised weight-loss programs and weight-loss surgery might be right for you. 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 to live a healthier life?
Weight loss can be a deeply personal, life-changing decision. Our doctors and nurses listen to understand you and your health concerns. Then, we work with you to create a weight-loss plan that’s right for you.
Medically supervised weight-loss programs
Bariatric surgery is not your only option. We offer consultations with doctors who specialize in medically supervised, non-surgical weight loss and medication management. Our dietitians work with you to create a personalized nutrition plan with meal ideas. We address your lifestyle, activity level, foods and behaviors that trigger emotional eating.
What to expect at a bariatric surgery consultation
Weight-loss management is a step-by-step process. At Ascension in Wisconsin, we help guide and support you through every step of your journey. Our team of surgical weight-loss specialists includes a surgeon, patient navigator, bariatric dietitian, exercise physiologist, and behavioral health support. We also have an insurance coordinator who explains insurance coverage and pre-approval requirements.
Our care team helps you to understand surgical and nonsurgical treatment options and necessary lifestyle changes. We care about your physical and emotional health. Talk with your doctor about mental and emotional health concerns -- we're ready to listen and provide support.
Get started on your weight-loss journey by attending a seminar at one of our locations:
For patients near Milwaukee, watch our online seminar, hosted by one of our bariatric surgeons. After you watch the seminar, contact us and a care team member will guide you on next steps.
For patients near Mequon, watch our online seminar, hosted by one of our bariatric surgeons. After you watch the seminar, contact us and a care team member will guide you on next steps.
For patients in Brookfield, Waukesha, and west Milwaukee, attend one of our online interactive seminars on the third Wednesday and fourth Thursday of every month.
For patients in Appleton and the surrounding Fox Valley, watch our online seminar, hosted by our bariatric surgeon. After you watch the seminar, contact us and a care team member will guide you on next steps.
Types of bariatric surgery
At Ascension in Wisconsin, our bariatric surgeons specialize in the following procedures:
- Gastric band adjustment, conversion and care
- Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch
- Gastric balloon care
- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
- Sleeve gastrectomy
- Revisions of previous weight-loss surgeries
We offer minimally invasive surgical options that may help shorten your recovery time. Surgical options vary by location. Talk to your bariatric specialist about the procedure that’s right for you. Our doctors and weight management care teams are committed to helping you achieve your weight-loss goals.
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.
Mom of five regains health with bariatric surgery
Ann's weight was close to 300 pounds after having five children. Since her bariatric surgery, she has lost weight and gained relief from joint pain.
Weight-loss surgery helps husband feel like new
William's wife Colleen feels like she has a new husband, now that he has lost over 200 pounds since his surgery.