Mayo Clinic surgeons in Minnesota perform over 300 bariatric surgeries each year. Several surgeons at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota have particular expertise in repairing previously unsuccessful bariatric surgeries, as well as treating severely obese people. Bariatric surgery is available for adults and for adolescents who meet certain criteria.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is accredited through the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation Program. Bariatric surgery accreditation promotes standard benchmarks and supports continuous quality improvement. The Rochester location is also accredited as a Center of Excellence by Medicare, required for coverage for Medicare participants.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester holds a monthly bariatric surgery information session. The sessions are conducted by an endocrinologist, dietitian, psychologist, surgeon, and a bariatric surgery coordinator. There is no charge for the sessions and they are open to anyone who has questions about bariatric surgery. Information session schedule (PDF).
To begin the bariatric surgery process at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, use one of the following contact options:
The length of time from your initial appointment to the date of surgery is usually about six to nine months. Your preliminary evaluation at Mayo Clinic in Rochester may last two to three days. If you are some distance from Mayo Clinic, you may be referred to a care provider in your local area to complete a portion of the evaluation. Near the end of the evaluation, you will meet with a surgeon to decide how to proceed.
For questions about the cost of bariatric surgery, call Mayo Clinic Estimating Service at 507-284-4024.
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