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Bariatric Center

  • It's not the weight you lose, but the life you gain

    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 at Unity Hospital. You can do it, too, here at one of Minnesota's first comprehensive bariatric centers.

    Are you eligible for weight loss surgery?

    • Is your body mass index (BMI) 35 or higher?
    • Are you at least 100 pounds overweight?
    • Do you have health problems or risks associated with being overweight?

    Start on the road to long-term weight loss today.

    A Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence

    Unity Hospital has been designated a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

    Unity was one of the first hospitals in Minnesota to open a comprehensive bariatric center. Since the beginning in 1996, we have helped more than 6,000 patients take a step toward a healthier lifestyle. This success has made our program a model for other hospitals in Minnesota.

    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.

    Our program revolves around your needs

    Think of Unity as your personal weight loss support team. Our bariatric nurse clinicians, dieticians, therapists and exercise specialists 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. You will then meet one on one with a bariatric nurse clinician, who will be your guide in preparing for surgery, and for long after. After your surgery, you'll even receive your surgeon's pager number, just in case you have any questions or concerns, day or night.

    "It was the best choice I've ever made!"


    Stacy liked the close proximity of the Unity Hospital Bariatric Center. "The informational meeting gave a good overview of what to expect both before and after surgery. I really connected with the former patients that spoke about their own journeys," she said. "I felt like if they could do it, so could I." Read full story.

  • Why choose Unity for your bariatric surgery?

    More than 6,000 people have chosen Unity for their bariatric surgery. There are many things to look for in choosing a bariatric and weight loss center that's right for you:


      Dedicated team

      Patient success


      Comprehensive services

      Support network

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