Experienced bariatric specialists in Independence, Missouri

The caring, knowledgeable weight-loss surgery team at the Center for Weight Loss & Bariatrics at Centerpoint Medical Center wants to help you take charge of your health. If you're affected by obesity, we can help with surgical procedures that will help you lose weight quickly and safely.

To learn more about our bariatric surgery services, call us at (816) 698-8030.

Do you need bariatric surgery?

If you've had difficulty with weight loss, you may wonder if bariatric surgery is right for you. There is no single solution to losing weight; instead, there is a combination of methods to help you reach and maintain a healthy weight. The right combination of tools and lifestyle changes are essential to a successful obesity treatment plan.

Obesity can seriously affect your quality of life, and it can increase your risk of other chronic, life-threatening diseases, including Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cerebrovascular accident (stroke).

At the Center for Weight Loss & Bariatrics at Centerpoint Medical Center, we're here with you every step of the way through your weight loss journey. All levels of obesity treatment include:

  • Education, nutrition counseling and meal planning with our registered dietitians
  • Development of a personalized exercise plan that is right for you by our exercise physiologist
  • Peer support

Weight loss procedures and treatments

Our bariatric surgeons are dedicated to providing the latest treatment options available for your weight loss journey. These include:

  • Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch
  • Revision surgical procedures
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Vertical sleeve gastrectomy
  • Non-surgical weight loss procedure

Recognition




We have been designated for superior performance in preventing the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays.

We have earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.

To earn MBASQIP designation, our hospital met essential criteria for staffing, training and facility infrastructure and protocols for care.

Find out if you’re a candidate for bariatric surgery

We offer a free online bariatric surgery profiler to help determine if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery or a non-surgical procedure.

Take the Weight Loss Quiz

Your body mass index (BMI) and other factors will determine if you will qualify for specific surgeries or non-surgical procedures.

If your BMI is greater than 35:

If your BMI is 35 or greater and you have an obesity-related condition (such as diabetes or high blood pressure), or your BMI is 40 or greater, you may be a candidate for one of the following procedures:

  • Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch
  • Revision surgical procedures
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Vertical sleeve gastrectomy

If your BMI is between 30 and 39:

If your BMI is between 30 and 39, you may be a candidate for one of the following procedures:

  • Gastric balloon
  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band

Have more questions? You can email our bariatric coordinator or call (816) 698-8030.

Register for a weight-loss seminar

Our free seminars are conducted by our bariatric surgeons and will provide you with valuable information to help decide what's right for you.

Register for a Weight-Loss Seminar

You may also register by calling (816) 698-8030.

Bariatric surgery at HCA Midwest

Bariatric surgery, also commonly referred to as weight loss surgery, is generally performed on patients struggling with obesity. There are several types of bariatric surgery, but they all aim to decrease food intake with the goal of rapid weight loss.

Learn about Bariatric surgery