Mayo Clinic's approach

Arizona

Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona has collaborations between specialties to help people with obesity gain control of their weight through multiple types of interventions in nutrition, medication, endoscopic procedures or surgery.

Specialists work together as a team to develop treatment plans tailored to each person's needs and goals. Your team can include doctors, coordinators and dieticians from Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Community Internal Medicine, Psychiatry and Psychology, and other specialties, as needed.

Florida

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

Specialists work together as a team 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.

Minnesota

Mayo Clinic surgeons in Rochester, Minnesota, perform over 300 weight-loss surgeries each year.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, continues to be recognized by the American College of Surgeons as a Comprehensive Center with Adolescent Qualifications. 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, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Dietetics, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Subspecialty General Surgery, Psychiatry and Psychology, and other specialists, as needed. The program also includes wellness coaching.

Cost estimates

For questions about the cost of the intragastric balloon procedure in Rochester, Minnesota, call Mayo Clinic's Estimating Services at 507-284-4024.

Expertise and rankings

Experience

Between all three locations, Mayo Clinic surgeons perform more than 700 weight-loss procedures each year.

Intragastric Balloon: Multidisciplinary Approach and Support

Innovative procedures

Mayo Clinic gastroenterologists and surgeons have been involved in developing cutting-edge weight-loss surgeries and procedures, such as intragastric balloons and the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, among other state-of-the-art surgical techniques. Mayo Clinic was one of the first centers in the United States to offer intragastric balloons and will continue to serve as a training center for these procedures.

A comprehensive 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.

In fact, although you'll only have an intragastric balloon for six months, the care you receive at Mayo will continue for at least six months after the balloon is removed to help you maintain your weight loss and health benefits.

Pediatric and teen care

Childhood obesity has emerged as one of the most important public health problems in the United States. At Mayo Clinic, adolescent care includes evaluation for coexisting conditions as well as an assessment of the child's and family's understanding and readiness for a weight-loss procedure. Weight-loss surgery for adolescents is part of a multidisciplinary program with specific expertise in pediatric obesity, bariatric surgery, nutrition and psychology.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for digestive disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/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.

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Clinical trials

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May 01, 2020
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