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Surgical Weight Management

Skilled Bariatric Surgeons in Central Minnesota

If you are struggling with obesity, bariatric surgery may be a solution. CentraCare – St Cloud Hospital is a nationally accredited bariatric surgery center by MBSAQIP.

Are you a candidate ?

  • A body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more
  • BMI of 35 or greater with an obesity related disease such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and others. Learn more at our in-person or online seminar.

Pre-Operative Requirements

Pre-Op Weight Loss

At your initial appointment, your weight and height will be measured to determine your BMI. From this day forward, you will focus on weight loss and nutrition and lifestyle changes to prepare for a successful surgery.

Nutrition Evaluation

You will meet with one of our program dietitians prior to surgery. She will assist you in understanding the diet and lifestyle changes recommended after surgery. Most insurance companies require three to six documented monthly dietitian visits prior to authorizing weight loss surgery.

Psychology Evaluation

You will meet with a psychologist who specializes in weight loss surgery evaluations. The evaluation will include an interview, psychological testing and a review of your test results.

If these consults are necessary, our office will assist you with scheduling.

Learn more

At CentraCare, we offer a wide range of minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures. These surgeries are not as risky as open surgery and allow patients to recover from the operation faster.

To learn more about the CentraCare surgical weight management options, program pricing, insurance and next steps, view our online seminar Surgical Weight Management.

You also may review our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Julie and Dave Tschida Surgical Weight Management Patient Story
"We were so happy to hear that the program started in Sauk Centre. It is 25 minutes closer to our home. We have met so many wonderful care providers in the program."
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