Please note: Effective Sept. 19, our clinic has moved to 11850 Blackfoot St. NW, Suite 300 Coon Rapids, MN 55433. Surgeries will be
done at Unity Hospital.
More than 7,000 people in the North Metro have achieved long-term weight loss, and started a new, healthier chapter of life with weight loss surgery.
Unity Hospital was one of the first hospitals in Minnesota to open a comprehensive bariatric center. Founded 1996, we have helped thousands of patients take a step toward a healthier lifestyle.
Unity Hospital 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.
Think of us as personal weight loss support team. Our physicians, bariatricians and dietitians will be there for you every step of the way. We'll make sure you have the education, encouragement and assistance you need to achieve long-term weight loss and embrace a healthier lifestyle.
We start with a free information session, where you'll learn about the different types of weight loss surgery and your treatment options.
Our clinic has moved to Coon Rapids, Minn., and bariatric surgery is performed at Unity Hospital in Fridley. Surgery patients who need emergency care should dial 911 for life-threatening injuries. Surgery patients who need emergency care should go to the Unity Hospital Emergency Department, 550 Osborne Rd., Fridley, MN 55432.
There are many things to look for when choosing a weight management provider that's right for you:
Unity was one of the first hospitals in the state to open a bariatric center. Our board-certified bariatric surgeons are recognized as experts in the field, and our bariatric nurse clinicians have over 90 combined years of experience in bariatric care. In fact, several of our nurses are bariatric patients themselves.
Unity Hospital has a compassionate, dedicated team of providers that includes bariatric surgeons, physician assistants, bariatric nurse clinicians, bariatric dieticians, and an exercise specialist and support group facilitator. We also work with psychologists who are experienced in working with weight loss patients.
More than 6,000 weight loss surgeries have been performed by the surgeons at Unity Hospital. Our excellent surgical outcomes exceed the national average.
Unity Hospital Bariatric Center does both gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding, vertical sleeve gastrectomy and revisional procedures. Both the LAP band and Realize band brands are used.
Our commitment to your long-term weight loss success begins well before your surgery, and continues long after. It starts with a bariatric nurse clinician who will review your medical history and talk to you at length about your surgery and the lifestyle changes that will follow. After your surgery, you'll stay in a dedicated bariatric wing in a private room. You'll receive your surgeon's pager number, and we encourage you to use it anytime, day or night, if you have a concern. Our support continues for years afterward, with follow-up visits with doctors, nurses, exercise specialists and dieticians.
You're not alone in your journey. Unity Hospital offers more than a dozen support groups throughout Minnesota each month - more than any other program in the state. We also offer an online message board that will connect you to others who have had, or are considering, weight loss surgery.
Sign up for an informational class.
Monday to Thursday:8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday:8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
11850 Blackfoot St NW
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