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Weight Loss Programs at Saint Joseph East

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Center for Weight Loss Surgery at Saint Joseph East

Bariatric Surgery

You’ve tried countless diets and exercise programs and nothing seems to work. But more than just the weight, the related health problems are keeping you from the life you’ve always wanted.

At Saint Joseph East, we can help you get that life you've always wanted. Our board-certified surgeons offer a full range of weight loss procedures, using the most minimally invasive techniques available. You can count on sensitive, hands-on support through all phases of treatment, from your first visit through ongoing follow-up care.

Of course, there’s also so much to gain. Relief from diabetes, hypertension and chronic joint pain. Better sleep. More confidence. And the freedom to live a life you love. 

Bariatric Surgery Options

When considering weight loss surgery, it's important to know that there are multiple options available, and the right choice varies for each individual.

  • Gastric Bypass

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy

Learn more about your weight loss surgery options.

Who Qualifies for Weight Loss Surgery

Not everyone qualifies for weight loss surgery, as eligibility criteria vary and are typically based on factors such as BMI (Body Mass Index), overall health, and previous attempts at weight loss through diet and exercise. Learn more about the weight loss surgery qualifications to see if this option is right for you.

Non-Surgical Weight Loss

For those who do not qualify for surgical weight loss, our medical weight loss program offers an alternative and effective solution, personalized plans including diet, exercise, behavioral counseling and diet supplements. You will have access to our weight loss team, including dieticians, an exercise physiologist and more.

Weight Loss Support Groups

We offer support groups to help ease the transition after surgery. Our support groups are led by professionals and give you the chance to connect with others who have experienced similar struggles and experiences.

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Everything You Need to Succeed

Whichever option is right for you, you can count on:

  • Nationally recognized care: Our weight loss surgery program has earned accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), among other distinctions. That means you can expect the highest standards of safety and care, right here at home. Our excellent outcomes and low complication rates also surpass national averages.

  • Personalized programs: When it comes to reclaiming your health, we know that one size does not fit all. We take the time to listen and understand your unique needs, challenges and goals. Then we’ll work closely with you to find the right treatment for your health and life.

  • Trusted team: The Center for Weight Loss Surgery at Saint Joseph East has served Lexington and central Kentucky for more than 15 years, helping transform the lives of over 6,000 bariatric patients. That consistency provides a high level of comfort as you work towards your own success. You’ll also enjoy the support of fellow patients who’ve become like family.

  • Care for the whole you: Throughout your journey, you’ll have the same team of weight loss experts by your side. That includes a program coordinator to provide education and schedule all appointments; an insurance specialist to help navigate coverage; a registered dietitian for personalized nutritional counseling; and an exercise physiologist, health psychologist and more dedicated to your total well-being.

  • Pre-surgery education: Weight loss surgery is the start of a lifelong commitment to health, and we’re here to help you prepare with confidence. We offer nutritional classes prior to the big day, in addition to your one-one-one counseling with our dietitian. You’ll also attend our Bariatric Boot Camp, so you know just what to expect before, during and long after your procedure.

  • Lifelong support: Life after surgery can be a challenge, both physically and emotionally, as you adjust to new habits and routines. Our after-care program offers continued dietary and lifestyle counseling. We also host monthly support groups right here at the hospital, as well as a variety of classes to help you overcome any post-surgery obstacles.

CHI Saint Joseph Health requires pre-payment for some non-emergent or elective services. Bariatric surgery must be paid in full prior to scheduling. Please contact a member of our Weight Loss Surgery team if you have any questions regarding this policy.  

Online Weight Loss Surgery Seminar

Weight Loss Surgery Assessment

Learn if you qualify for weight loss surgery with our free online assessment.

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Nationally Recognized Bariatrics Program

MBSAQIP Accredited Center