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Weight Loss Surgery

Welcome to the weight loss-surgery (bariatric) at OMC. Obesity is a complex disorder with many causes and health problems. Bariatric surgery has been shown to be the most effective way to reach long-term weight loss and can help reduce obesity-related health concerns. At OMC, the weight-loss surgery (bariatric) team will help you learn lifestyle and healthy behavior skills needed to successfully reach your weight-loss and health management goals.  

You may be a candidate for weight loss (bariatric) surgery if you meet the following requirements:

  • A Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or more, but less than 60.
  • A BMI of 35 or greater with obesity- related health problems (diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, heart disease)
  • Multiple failed weight loss attempts
  • Should have no untreated mental illness
  • Ability to make a variety of lifestyle changes required for weight maintenance after surgery  ( OR: Committed to long-term follow-up and lifestyle changes)
  • Not smoking, or abusing drugs or alcohol
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Attend the patient informational session

If weight-loss surgery is not for you, OMC offers appointments with Registered Dietitians to help create a plan to help meet your nutrition/lifestyle goals. If interested, ask your medical provider for a referral to see the Registered Dietitian.

We offer the following services:

  • 30-60 minute face-to face visits to discuss nutrition and lifestyle changes.
  • Weight Loss package of five, 60 minute visits for $150.

Contact Us

OMC's weight-loss surgery team can be reached Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (except on holidays), at:

tel: 507.529.6733 

Mailing address:

Olmsted Medical Center
Attn: Weight Loss Surgery
1650 Fourth Street SE 
Rochester, MN 55904

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