Weight Loss Management and Surgery Center

 
 
 

Welcome to the Weight Loss Management and Surgery Center at University of Minnesota Medical Center. We are a team of bariatric surgeons and healthcare professionals dedicated to helping you accomplish your health and weight loss goals.

We aim to improve your health, to make you feel better about your body, and to allow you to live longer in the process. Our focus is for you to have safe and effective minimally invasive weight loss surgery using the most advanced techniques.

Treatments

One of the main strengths of our weight loss surgery program is our ability to offer different procedures for surgical weight loss. Every patient's surgical weight loss needs are unique; therefore we offer a comprehensive range of bariatric operations including adjustable gastric banding, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, duodenal switch, and sleeve gastrectomy. Each of these weight loss operations employs the minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgical technique, which is widely regarded as the safest, least invasive method for performing these complex weight-loss surgeries. We also have the knowledge and experience that comes from surgeons who have been involved in thousands of operations to help patients decide which surgery is best for them. 

Online Weight-Loss Surgery Seminar

Before meeting with our experts, we require that you view our online weight-loss surgery seminar for University of Minnesota Medical Center. The seminar will give you an introductory overview of the weight-loss surgery process at each location and explain the different types of weight-loss surgeries performed: 

  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (performed only at University of Minnesota Medical Center)

View our online weight loss seminar.
 

New U Support Group For Weight Loss

Every month former weight-loss surgery patients, as well as patients who are considering weight-loss surgery, along with their friends and families, are invited to join us. Hear personal success stories and get support as you embark on your own personal journey. No registration is necessary. Free parking.

First Wednesday of Every Month, 6:30 p.m.
University of Minnesota Medical Center East Building - Brennan Center
2450 Riverside Ave Minneapolis, MN 55454
Call 612-625-8413 or email Danette Oien at oienx003@tc.umn.edu for directions and information. 


Awards and Distinctions
The University of Minnesota Medical Center Weight Loss Clinic has received several awards for our surgical excellence.  We work closely with other specialists within the University of Minnesota Health system to coordinate your care and are proud to be awarded the following:

• Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program with Adolescent Qualifications
This accreditation means our bariatric surgery program is a comprehensive center that has passed a rigorous external national review by fellow surgeons.  In addition, we are one of a very select few programs that have also achieved Adolescent Qualifications by the American College of Surgeons.

• Blue Distinction Center + for Bariatric Surgery
This quality designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield signifies our center delivers high quality bariatric and patient care.  The Blue Distinction + program evaluates our expertise as a physician team, the number surgery’s our clinic has performed, and our track record of results.  We have proven to have a track record for delivering better results, with fewer complications time and time again.  The Blue Distinction + plus indicates our program also met cost measures that address consumers need for affordable care.

A partnership of Fairview and University of Minnesota Physicians

New U Support Group for Weight Loss

Every month former weight-loss surgery patients, as well as patients who are considering weight-loss surgery, along with their friends and families, are invited to join us. Hear personal success stories and get support as you embark on your own personal journey. No registration is necessary. Free parking.

First Wednesday of Every Month, 6:30 p.m.
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview East Building - Brennan Center
2450 Riverside Ave Minneapolis, MN 55454
Call 612-625-8413 or email Danette Oien at oienx003@tc.umn.edu for directions and information.

 

 


 
 

Central Scheduling: 612.672.7422

Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600
 

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