Weight Loss Surgery Center


Welcome to the Weight Loss 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.


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. 

Free Seminars

Every week, we have free seminars which will introduce you to the operations we perform. View our Seminar Schedule.

Click Here to get started in our weight loss surgery program.

Online Weight-Loss Surgery Seminar

Before meeting with our experts, we recommend viewing our online weight-loss surgery seminar for University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. 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, Fairview)

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 612-273-2918 or email ckassow1@fairview.org for directions and information.




Central Scheduling: 612.672.7422

Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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