Mayo Clinic's approach
Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona has collaborations between specialties to help people struggling with obesity gain control of their weight through multiple types of interventions in nutrition, medication, endoscopic procedures or surgery.
A team of specialists works together to develop treatment plans tailored to each person's needs and goals. Your team can include providers, coordinators and dietitians from Gastroenterology and Hepatology, endocrinology, general surgery, community internal medicine, psychiatry and psychology, and other specialties, as needed.
Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida has a dedicated Bariatric Center to help people struggling with obesity gain control of their weight.
A team of specialists works 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.
Mayo Clinic surgeons and gastroenterologists in Rochester, Minnesota, perform thousands of weight-loss surgeries and procedures each year. To date, Mayo Clinic gastroenterologists and endoscopists have already done hundreds of 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.
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.
For questions about the cost of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, call Mayo Clinic's Estimating Service at 507-284-4024.
Expertise and rankings
Mayo Clinic surgeons and gastroenterologists are involved in developing the latest in weight-loss surgeries and endoscopic procedures, such as endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty and intragastric balloons. They are currently investigating multiple new endoscopic treatment approaches to weight loss and metabolic disease, such as fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes.
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.
Comprehensive, holistic care
Prior to arriving at Mayo Clinic, you'll receive support and resources for your wellness journey, including detailed instructions and expert guidance. After arriving, you'll spend about one week at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to prepare for the procedure and yearlong journey ahead. This time will include consultations with endocrinologists, gastroenterologists and psychologists.
You'll also spend two days at Mayo Clinic's state-of-the-art Healthy Living Program facility. During this time, you'll work with a health coach, exercise physiologist and dietitian to create a detailed health plan for achieving your wellness goals.
Mayo Clinic has created an affordable financial bundle that includes the cost of the procedure itself plus a 12-month program implemented with the assistance of a healthy living coach.
Nationally recognized expertise
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, ranks No. 1 for digestive disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for digestive disorders by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2022–2023 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.
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.
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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.