Bariatric surgery — or surgery for weight loss — is an important tool in helping people lose significant amounts of excess weight. Bariatric surgeons also perform nonsurgical procedures to help with weight loss. When diet and exercise haven't made an impact or when underlying health problems prevent you from losing excess weight, a bariatric procedure is an option.
To find a bariatric support group or information session at Rush, please visit the Rush University Medical Center calendar.
Bariatric surgery patient stories
Having struggled with weight her entire life, Lynne started looking into bariatric surgery when it started affecting her general health.
Maria was recovering from a cerebral spinal fluid leak in her brain when she realized her weight was negatively affecting her overall health.
- New technology
- Access to expert bariatric care at Rush University Medical Center
- Personalized evaluation and education
Rush Oak Park Hospital works seamlessly with Rush University Medical Center, which houses the Rush Center for Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery. Surgeons who perform bariatric procedures at Rush also perform procedures at Rush Oak Park Hospital.