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The UW Health Surgical Weight Management Program works with patients to lose weight safely, restore health and improve quality-of-life. We believe the most important aspect of weight loss is improved health. The true measure of our program's success is the improvement or elimination of many weight-related health conditions.

 

We appreciate your interest in our program. If you are ready to get started, we ask that you watch the webinar recording with Dr. Michael Garren. Once you have viewed the webinar, please contact your primary care provider for a referral to our program.  

 

 
UW Health bariatric surgeons 

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

UW Health bariatric surgery: Getting started 

Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery

 

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

 

Learn more about weight loss surgery

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.

 

Learn more about Keith McCarter

 

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Prepare for bariatric surgery with UW Health cooking classes designed to help you manage the post-op diet

Bariatric Cooking Series

 

Learn how to prepare for the post-op diet with hands-on classes in UW Health's Learning Kitchen. On the menu are simple dishes that are affordable and full of flavor.

 

Register for upcoming classes

 

 
 
Watch our webinar for a UW Health Weight Management Surgery Information Session spacer UW Health weight loss support groups