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The UW Health Medical and Surgical Weight Management Program offers our patients the means to lose weight safely, restore health and improve quality of life. We believe the most important aspect of weight loss is improved health after bariatric surgery or other weight management surgery, or medical therapy for weight loss. The true measure of our program’s success is the improvement or elimination of many weight-related health conditions. Our program staff partners with you and provides you the resources needed to continue on your path to a healthier life.


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Learn About Our Program


Curious about our program? Watch a video that introduces our Medical and Surgical Weight Management team and discusses how we can work with you to lose weight safely, restore health and improve quality of life.


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Our Doctors


At UW Health, we use a multidisciplinary approach to care for patients seeking weight loss surgery. Working together for the good of the patient is one reason we are a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.


Meet Our Doctors

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Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery


Our surgeons perform the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic adjustable gastric band and sleeve gastrectomy procedures as well as revisional surgery for people who have had previous weight loss surgery.


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Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD)


Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) is a medically-managed, nutritionally-balanced weight loss program that involves consuming specialized shakes and bars for up to 20 weeks.


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UW Health Bariatric Surgery patient Keith McCarter with his family

Success Stories


Keith McCarter's experience with our program helped him lose so much weight, he no longer needs a heart transplant.


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