Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute

Bariatric Center
Rating: 1.5 out of 5 with 15 ratings

Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute Bariatric Center

  • About Us
    Gaining weight and becoming obese or morbidly obese has created an epidemic not only in the United States, but also internationally. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 2/3 of the US population is overweight, and nearly 1/3 is obese or morbidly obese.   Obesity is defined as having a body mass index of 30 to 39. Morbid obesity begins at a body mass index of 40. It has been shown that the higher the body mass index (BMI), the greater the risk for associated illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease and others. When morbidly obese individuals have one or more of the above diseases, their risk for death increases, and quality of life is severely diminished.   At the Bariatric & Metabolic Institute, world-class Cleveland Clinic doctors evaluate our patients with a thorough physical exam, which may require blood work and other diagnostic tools. With help from physicians in a variety of specialties, our doctors take into account your medical issues when determining the weight loss plan that’s right for you. Pioneering surgeons at the Bariatric & Metabolic Institute perform more than 95 percent of all procedures with minimally invasive (laparoscopic) techniques, improving our patients' healing and recovery time. Bariatric surgery options include the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and sleeve gastrectomy.   The level of support provided at Cleveland Clinic’s Bariatric & Metabolic Institute is unparalleled. Each patient is assigned a patient navigator, who serve as a single point of contact throughout your weight loss surgery journey, offering encouragement and support every step of the way.   For patients who choose not to undergo surgery, or for those who are ineligible, Cleveland Clinic offers medical management for weight loss with access to dieticians, psychologists, and exercise physiologists. Patients can also find support from Cleveland Clinic specialists and other patients in our ongoing support groups and classes designed to help patients achieve the best outcome possible.
  • Latest Reviews See all 15 reviews

    First of all I am loosing wt. The whole process takes about 9 months before you get to surgery. I have to say I was very excited to get started. Then had a very bad experience in hospital. The staff in recovery are not with More...

    Wait, wait, wait. Returned e-mails? Called you back? I feel like I was at a different place than everyone else! Very disappointed with the Cleveland Clinic. Went through pre-surgery process- insurance requirements, 6 months of NUT visits, all pre-surgery testing (EKG, ultrasound, etc). After my More...

    avatar PatDorsey on Feb. 10, 2009 for Walter Cha

    My surgeon is Walter Cha however he is now in Cleveland Ohio at MetroHealth Hospital.rnMy doc is absolutely wonderful - he is quiet and reserved however very informative. As time goes on, I think better of him - he has never made me feel like a More...

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