Jeffrey Baker

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 with 49 ratings

Jeffrey Baker Bariatric Surgeon MD

Jeffrey Baker Bariatric Surgeon Picture

20 yr Experience

18 yr in Bariatrics

20 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

18 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

98% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 18

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Anne Bechtel
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Sandra Hanson
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Katherine Van Tassell
Insurance Coordinator
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Kristyn Baker
Managed Care Specialist

  • About Me

    In the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, I, along with Dr. Edmund Chute and our entire Ridgeview Bariatric Team, am committed to the well-being of each and every one of our patients.  Although all elective operations are on hold as mandated by Minnesota’s Governor Tim Walz, we want our patients to be assured that we will continue to provide preeminent care to the best of our abilities.  For the protection and safety of our patients as well as for our community as a whole, we will be conducting all clinic appointments via teleconferencing until further notice.  Although this new visit has a slightly different look, it will allow us to visit with you in person with the same face-to-face personal approach to care that has made our bariatric practice successful.


    Our office continues to be open for business for all patients including new patients, pre-surgical patients and patients who have had surgery.  We also continue to accept all transfer of care patients in need of post bariatric care.   We understand that this is a stressful time for so many and we are here, ready to help.


    To reach our clinic or with any inquiries or questions, please call Kris Baker at 952.210.6325.  We are better when we are united and … we will get through this time together.

    In health,
    Jeffrey Baker, MD
    Bariatric and General Surgeon


    Dr. Jeffrey Baker, Bariatric Surgeon

    Jeffrey Baker, MD is an experienced and highly-skilled bariatric surgeon practicing with Ridgeview Medical Center that has offices in Chaska and Fridley, Minnesota. He earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his residency and internship at Hennepin County Medical School.

    Dr. Baker started practicing with his father who was also a bariatric surgeon. Dr. Baker has cared for obese patients with compassion and understanding since 2000. He has performed over 2,600 weight loss surgery procedures and is experienced with Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RNY), Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG), and Adjustable Banding procedures. He also performs revisional bariatric surgeries.

    In addition to performing bariatric surgery, Dr. Baker sits on the review boards of two international state-of-the-art medical device companies developing new innovative bariatric technologies. He also is a supporter of the ObesityHelp bariatric community, where he regularly contributes his expertise as a bariatric surgeon through educational articles on bariatric surgery.

    Life-Changing Weight Loss Surgery with Dr. Baker

    Dr. Baker sees a big interest in bariatric surgery as a treatment for diabetes and hypertension. Up to 90% of his VSG and RNY patients leave the hospital without having to use their pre-op medications. Dr. Jeff refers to this benefit of WLS as the “Miracle of the Operation.”

    I tell everyone that I have the best job in the entire world. I have the privilege of working with patients as they move into health and healing. I cannot tell you how rewarding it is to see a patient back in clinic one year after surgery and to hear the stories they tell of what they now can do that they once never thought possible! From riding on a rollercoaster to skydiving to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the list is endless. -- Dr. Jeffrey Baker

    Dr. Baker is excited to be part of the profound and significant changes people make in their lives after bariatric surgery, physically and emotionally. From the many successes of Dr. Jeff’s bariatric surgery patients, he sees the importance of a long-term connection with his patients. He is committed to supporting each patient not just up to the surgery, but for years to follow.

    Bariatric Surgery in Minnesota with Dr. Jeffrey Baker

    Before having your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Baker of Ridgeview Medical Center, you’re invited to attend a free informational seminar. At the seminar, you will learn about current bariatric surgery options, preparation for weight loss surgery, the insurance approval process, and what to expect after bariatric surgery. Register for an upcoming seminar or please call us if you have any questions, 952-442-7820. Online seminars are available as well. Please email Kris to get online viewing instructions.

    Patients Featured - Before & After

    Before & After VSG with Mark Paul, down 110 lbs!

    ObesityHelp Contributing Author

    What is Soft Tissue Approximation (TORe) and the WLS Connection & Weight Regain
    Candy Cane Deformity in Post Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
    Does Malabsorption of the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Change Over Time?
    Reactive Hypoglycemia After RNY: Causes, Signs, and Treatments
    Appetite Suppressants, Magic or Myth?
    The “Skinny” on Drinking With Meals & Weight Loss After WLS

  • Latest Reviews See all 49 reviews
    avatar desareez on March 21, 2019

    Hello all my past, future, and current bariatric surgery people in the great state of Minnesota!!! How is everyone doing? This is so gonna sound like a sale pitch but it’s not it’s me a client just trying to get the word out More...

    avatar markepaul on Jan. 28, 2019

    I have been impressed with Dr. Baker and his staff from the moment I walked in the door. The experience started with a health discussion with his staff and then with Dr. Baker directly. He took the time to draw out the three procedures and More...

    avatar Jodes0822 on July 2, 2015

    Dr.Baker has drastically improved my quality of life. In 2012 I had the gastric lap band implanted. I had tried every weight loss program before having surgery and nothing worked. Now over 3 years later I am down 70 lbs and have been able More...

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