Mayo Clinic's approach

Treatment in Florida

Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida has a dedicated Bariatric Center to help people struggling with obesity gain control of their weight.

Treatment team

A team of specialists work together to develop bariatric treatment plans tailored to each person's needs. Your team can include bariatric specialists from Endocrinology, General Surgery, Psychiatry and Psychology, Community Internal Medicine, Dietetics and other specialties, as needed. The program also includes wellness coaching.

Treatment in Minnesota

Mayo Clinic surgeons in Rochester, Minnesota, perform over 300 weight-loss surgeries each year. And Mayo Clinic gastroenterologists and endoscopists have already done about 45 endoscopic sleeve gastroplasties.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is accredited as a comprehensive bariatric surgery center by the American College of Surgeons. Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has also met Medicare's facility standards for bariatric surgery.

Treatment team

The Mayo Clinic bariatric care team in Rochester, Minnesota, consists of experts from Endocrinology, Endoscopy, Dietetics, Gastroenterology, Subspecialty General Surgery, Psychiatry and Psychology and other specialists, as needed. The program also includes wellness coaching.

Information sessions

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, holds a monthly weight-loss 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.

Cost estimates

For questions about the cost of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, call Mayo Clinic's Estimating Service at 507-284-4024.

The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

  1. A Healthier Heart and Renewed Zest for Life After Bariatric Surgery

    A host of serious medical concerns were making daily life a challenge for Robert Watts. Comprehensive care at Mayo Clinic helped him tackle each of them and successfully restored his health. At 525 pounds, Robert Watts was morbidly obese. He had diabetes and high blood pressure. Then in 2013, Robert was diagnosed with congestive heart [...]

Expertise and rankings

Why choose Mayo Clinic for weight-loss surgery

  • Experience. Surgeons at Mayo Clinic perform about 500 weight-loss surgeries each year.
  • Innovative procedures. Mayo Clinic surgeons and gastroenterologists are involved in developing the latest in weight-loss surgeries and procedures, such as endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty and intragastric balloons. Mayo Clinic's Weight Regain Clinic is also offering a new endoscopic procedure to patients who had gastric bypass surgery in the past but have regained weight. This endoscopic procedure uses a minimally invasive endoscopic suturing device to reduce the size of the gastric pouch and outlet to improve the feeling of fullness and aid in weight loss.
  • Team approach. A team of medical experts, including endocrinologists, gastroenterologists, surgeons, dietitians and psychologists, helps identify candidates who could most benefit from weight-loss surgeries or procedures. The team works intensively with you before and after your procedure or surgery to help you achieve a long-lasting result.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for digestive disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for digestive disorders by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for digestive disorders.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

Clinical trials

Explore Mayo Clinic studies testing new treatments, interventions and tests as a means to prevent, detect, treat or manage this disease.

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