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Bariatric Center

  • Abbott Northwestern Hospital Bariatric Center has been making a difference in people's lives for more than 30 years. Our dedicated, experienced surgeons and staff are committed to your personal journey of achieving significant weight loss through a surgical option that is right for you.

    Surgery may be an option for you if you are:

    • roughly 100 pounds overweight or have a body mass index (BMI) of 40.
    • unable to lose weight despite repeated attempts at dieting.

    Patient story

    Penny DeamI am living a life that I never had before

    "I had been overweight all my life, and I felt like I had been on every diet out there. I was not getting any younger, and I wanted to lose weight while I could still go out and enjoy life."

    National recognition

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    Abbott Northwestern Hospital Bariatric Center is nationally recognized by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.

    The program accredits bariatric surgery centers that have undergone peer evaluation in accordance with nationally recognized bariatric surgical standards. Bariatric surgery accreditation not only promotes uniform standard benchmarks, but also supports continuous quality improvement.


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