Weight-loss Surgery

Bariatric Surgery Center

Weight loss begins with a single step. Congratulations on taking the first step toward a healthier and happier you!

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You are not alone.

If you have tried several diets without success, you are not alone. More than 95 percent of people who suffer from morbid obesity find that traditional diet, exercise and medication programs don’t work for them. We offer hope.

“They won’t be a prisoner to food anymore.” Pat
“I knew I needed to make a change.” Kim
“Do you want a full life or something less?” Tom
“I felt like I was invisible when I was overweight.” Julie

A serious health problem

Carrying excess weight takes a toll on you physically and mentally. It increases your risk of developing serious health issues such as:

  • high blood pressure
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • stroke
  • heart failure
  • urinary incontinence
  • gallbladder disease
  • osteoarthritis
  • sleep apnea and respiratory problems
  • certain kinds of cancer including endometrial, breast, prostate and colon cancer

A serious decision

Weight-loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery, can help you lose weight and lower your risk of medical problems associated with obesity. Deciding to have weight-loss surgery isn’t easy. We believe it is a brave and difficult choice–one that should be carefully considered knowing that it will change your lifestyle and your life.

Choose a high-quality bariatric surgery center

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) It is important to choose a bariatric surgery center that has a proven record of quality and safety. Lake Health’s Bariatric Surgery Center has been designated a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. This national accreditation is awarded to hospitals and surgeons following a rigorous review process during which a program proves it meets the highest standards regarding facilities, staffing and protocols for care. Lake Health's Bariatric Surgery Center has earned the designation of an Aetna Institute of Quality for Bariatric Surgery and a Bariatric Surgery Blue Center of Distinction by Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance. In addition, Dr. Ben-Meir has performed weight-loss surgeries in Northeast Ohio longer than any other local surgeon, having completed more than 4,000 procedures with an outstanding safety record.

Taking the next step

If you’re ready to change your life, we can help. Our experienced team has the surgical expertise, sensitivity and compassion to help relieve your fears and address your concerns about surgery. We provide resources and information to give you the best opportunity to decide if this is the right choice for you, your health and your happiness.

To learn more, attend a free seminar led by nationally-recognized bariatric surgeon, Aviv Ben-Meir, MD, FACS.