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Weight loss is personal, so is how we care for you

Bariatric care teams at Ascension in Wisconsin provide bariatric surgery and medical counseling for weight loss.

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Weight management & 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 is over 35, we offer medically supervised weight-loss programs and weight-loss surgery. 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 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.

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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 that 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. Get started on your weight-loss journey by attending a seminar at one of our locations:

Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Bariatric Center in Milwaukee

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.

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Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Bariatric Center in Mequon

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.

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Ascension Medical Group Bariatric Institute of Wisconsin

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.

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Ascension Medical Group - 1501 Madison Street, Bariatric Program

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.

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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.

Success stories

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.