Mayo Clinic's approach
Medically supervised interventions available at Mayo Clinic in Arizona comprise nutrition therapy, behavior modification, pharmacotherapy, and weight-loss surgery and procedures. For out-of-state patients, we offer efficient, condensed scheduling, and will work with providers in your area to meet your needs.
Bariatric program informational seminars
Mayo Clinic conducts regular informational seminars for people interested in learning more about the medical and surgical options available through the Mayo Clinic Bariatric Program. The interactive seminars, conducted by doctors and other members of the bariatric treatment team, include:
- A description of Mayo Clinic's multidisciplinary program
- Answers to questions about care and precertification
- Details about the registration process
Seminars are free of charge and open to anyone considering bariatric surgery. Feel free to bring family and friends.
A team of specialists works together to develop weight-loss treatment plans tailored to your needs. Your team can include experts in endocrinology, gastroenterology, general surgery, community internal medicine, psychiatry and psychology, dietetics, and other specialists, 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 weight-loss treatment plans tailored to each person's needs. Your team can include specialists from endocrinology, gastroenterology, general surgery, psychiatry and psychology, community internal medicine, dietetics, and other specialties, as needed.
Mayo Clinic surgeons in Rochester, Minnesota, perform over 300 weight-loss surgeries each year. Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota is accredited as a comprehensive bariatric surgery center by the American College of Surgeons. Mayo Clinic's campus in 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, gastroenterology, dietetics, psychiatry and psychology, gastroenterologic and general surgery, and other specialists, as needed.
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.
For questions about the cost of an intragastric balloon, 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.
Expertise and rankings
- Experience. Mayo Clinic surgeons perform about 500 weight-loss surgeries each year.
- Innovative procedures. Mayo Clinic gastroenterologists and surgeons are involved in developing the latest in weight-loss surgeries and procedures, such as intragastric balloons and endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty. Mayo Clinic is going to be one of the first centers in the United States offering intragastric balloons, and will serve as a training center for the procedure.
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.
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.
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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.
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