Bariatric and weight loss surgery

You CAN have the life you’ve always wanted

If your weight is putting you at risk or causing health problems, weight loss surgery can offer renewed hope. For many, it is a lifesaving procedure. But it is one that requires a life-changing commitment.

Though the weight loss and obesity specialists at Edward-Elmhurst Health perform hundreds of bariatric procedures each year, we understand you are unique. We will work with you to determine if surgery is the right option for you and, if so, which procedure ensures you the least risk and most success. The surgeries we perform include:

  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: The stomach is separated into two sections with a special stapling device, creating a small pouch on top. This pouch holds 1-2 ounces of food and will become the new stomach.
  • Vertical sleeve gastrectomy: During this procedure, the surgeon removes about 85 percent of the stomach so that it takes the shape of a tube or sleeve, limiting the amount of food you can eat.
  • Adjustable gastric band (Lap-Band): A saline-filled band is placed around the stomach, dividing the stomach into a small pouch on top, and restricting food intake. The band is adjustable.

Are you a candidate for bariatric surgery?

Body mass index (BMI) is a ratio of body mass to body height that is used to determine if a person is overweight or obese. You may be a candidate for surgery if you have a BMI over 40, a BMI over 35 with obesity-related medical conditions, or a BMI over 35 (for Lab-Band only).

Supplied by BMI Calculator USA

Take the first step to freedom from obesity

Let our board-certified surgeons, Mark Choh, M.D., Ryan Headley, M.D. and Wayne Yang, M.D., help you determine if weight loss surgery is right for you. Join us for one of our bariatric seminars to learn more about obesity and the role of bariatric surgery in weight loss.

Bariatric Seminars in Elmhurst

When: 6 - 7:30 p.m., second Monday of each month

Where: Elmhurst Hospital Main Campus Lower Level - Oak Room

Cost: Free

Upcoming seminar dates:

  • March 12, 2018
  • April 09, 2018
  • May 14, 2018
  • June 11, 2018
  • July 09, 2018
  • Aug. 13, 2018
  • Sept. 10, 2018
  • Oct. 08, 2018
  • Nov. 12, 2018
  • Dec. 10, 2018

Registration is required by calling 331-221-2273 or registering online.

Contact the Bariatric and Weight Management Center at 331-221-6140 to learn more.

Bariatric Seminars in Naperville

When: 6 - 7:30 p.m., quarterly

Where: Edward Hospital Main Campus

Cost: Free

Upcoming seminar dates:

  • April 23, 2018 - WLC Conference Room: Dynacom Bldg
  • July 23, 2018 - Room E301
  • Oct. 22, 2018 - WLC Conference Room: Dynacom Bldg

Registration is required by calling 630-527-6363 or registering online.

Contact the Bariatric and Weight Management Center at 331-221-6140 to learn more.

Bariatric Support Group

When: Second Wednesday of the month: 5:15 - 6:15 p.m.; another session is available on the second Monday of the month 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Information about support groups:

Where: Bariatric and Weight Management Center, Elmhurst Center for Health,
Suite 1240, 1200 S. York Rd, Elmhurst

Cost: Free

Upcoming support group dates:

  • Feb. 14, 2018 5:15pm-6:15pm
  • March 12, 2018 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • March 14, 2018 5:15pm-6:15pm
  • April 9, 2018 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • April 11, 2018 5:15pm-6:15pm
  • May 9, 2018 5:15pm-6:15pm
  • May 14, 2018 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • June 11, 2018 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • June 13, 2018 5:15pm-6:15pm
  • July 9, 2018 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • July 11, 2018 5:15pm-6:15pm
  • Aug. 8, 2018 5:15pm-6:15pm
  • Aug. 13, 2018 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Sept. 10, 2018 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Sept. 12, 2018 5:15pm-6:15pm
  • Oct. 8, 2018 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Oct. 10, 2018 5:15pm-6:15pm
  • Nov. 12, 2018 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Nov. 14, 2018 5:15pm-6:15pm
  • Dec. 10, 2018 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Dec. 12, 2018 5:15pm-6:15pm

RSVP: If you are interested in attending, please call 331-221-6140.