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Weight-loss Surgery

Setting the Standard

The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Saint Luke’s South Hospital receives national accreditation

Attend a free weight-loss surgery seminar

You’ll meet a bariatric surgeon, learn more about the types of weight-loss surgery, and have all your questions answered before deciding whether surgery is the right answer.

Obesity puts you at risk for more than 40 diseases and medical conditions, like Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, orthopedic issues, and certain cancers. If diets and previous weight-loss efforts have failed you, you may be a candidate for the most effective treatment for obesity: weight-loss surgery.

Saint Luke’s Center for Surgical Weight Loss can help you lose your excess weight and keep it off for life. Our centers at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City and Saint Luke's South Hospital in Overland Park, Kan., are accredited by the MBSAQIP. This distinction is earned by programs that provide superior surgical care and achieve top levels of performance. 

We offer four types of laparoscopic weight-loss surgery: gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and duodenal switch. All four procedures are considered minimally invasive. Our surgeons perform the surgeries through small incisions in your abdomen by using laparoscopes. This speeds your recovery time and minimizes the risk of complications. Both before and after surgery, you’ll find Saint Luke’s uniquely equipped to offer a full range of support services, including diet, exercise, and emotional counseling.

The physicians and staff of Saint Luke’s Center for Surgical Weight Loss know you may be exploring many options before making this life-changing decision. We invite you to attend a free, no-obligation educational seminar. You’ll meet a bariatric surgeon, learn more about the four types of weight-loss surgery, and have a chance to ask questions before deciding whether surgery is the right answer. Seminars are offered at four of Saint Luke’s metro hospitals every month.

Request a free information packet.
Attend a free seminar online or in-person.

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  • 12/14/2017 - 5:30pm
    Saint Luke's North Hospital - Barry Road Conference Room A

    Join John Price, M.D., to learn more about the Saint Luke’s Center for Surgical Weight Loss approach to weight-loss surgery.

  • 12/19/2017 - 5:30pm
    Saint Luke's South Hospital - Horner/Wellness Conference Room

    Join John Price, M.D., to learn more about the Saint Luke’s Center for Surgical Weight Loss approach to weight-loss surgery.

  • 12/20/2017 - 5:30pm
    Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City - Peet Center Conference Room

    Join Brent Sorensen, M.D., to learn more about the Saint Luke’s Center for Surgical Weight Loss approach to weight-loss surgery.

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  • What makes the Saint Luke’s program unique?

    Why choose Saint Luke’s? Our surgeons talk about the unique aspects of our program that set Saint Luke’s Center for Surgical Weight Loss apart. (Michael R. Arroyo, M.D., John M. Price, M.D., Geoffrey C. Slayden, M.D.)

  • How do I decide between the three surgeries?

    Gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric bypass? Patients have choices – and our surgeons discuss the shared decision making between patient and physician. (Geoffrey C. Slayden, M.D., G. Brent Sorensen, M.D., John M. Price, M.D.)

  • Why is seminar attendance important?

    Saint Luke’s offers monthly seminars at all four of our metro hospitals. Our surgeons discuss why attendance a requirement prior to the first office visit. (G. Brent Sorensen, M.D., John M. Price, M.D., Michael R. Arroyo, M.D.)

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