It’s more than just weight loss. Bariatric surgery can open the door to a healthy new life for people unable to lose weight. Patients who have undergone minimally invasive bariatric surgery not only experienced significant weight loss, but have also improved overall health. These surgeries are available options for patients who have failed diet and exercise, or have serious health problems due to obesity.
To qualify for weight loss surgery a person must:
At the Center for Weight Loss and Surgery, our goal is to help patients achieve successful weight loss, reduce life threatening health problems, and regain active lifestyles. Our multidisciplinary team provides patients with the education, resources, support, and medical expertise they need to achieve successful weight loss and maintenance following surgery.
Brian Winkleman, MD is board certified in general surgery and specializes in endoscopy, minimally invasive, and bariatric surgery. He is also fellowship trained in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery. Dr. Winkleman is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship at The Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Winkleman is a physician with Presence Medical Group and was named Physician of the Year at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in 2015.
Our weight-loss team is made up of dedicated clinical experts who are committed to patients achieving their weight loss goals.
Our team includes:
Whether you’re considering bariatric surgery or had the surgery, our team is here to support you on your health care journey. Our Bariatric Support Group takes place on the third Monday of each month. Guest speakers address relevant topics while participants share experiences and concerns. We invite you to join us.
For more information about the Center for Weight Loss and Surgery, call 800.488.0663 or visit the Bariatric Department in Suite 1-072 at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center.