Ohio State is a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.

Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center's Bariatric Surgery Program specializes in helping people with severe obesity, a condition that puts people at very high risk for suffering from other chronic and life-threatening medical problems.

  • More weight-loss surgeries are performed at Ohio State than at any other program in central Ohio.
  • We are recognized as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The designation demonstrates Ohio State’s dedication to offering patients the highest standards of quality care and safety.
  • Our team approach involves supportive physicians, nurses, dietitians and exercise specialists.
  • Following your surgery, we provide ongoing nutrition, fitness and wellness support, including fitness center and warm-water pool programs.

Find out if bariatric surgery is the right weight-loss option for you by taking part in one of our bariatric surgery information sessions.

Bariatric surgery options

  • Gastric Banding: An adjustable band is placed around the upper stomach, creating a small stomach pouch that limits food consumption and creates a feeling of fullness.
  • Gastric Bypass: Gastric bypass, also called Roux-en-Y, creates a small pouch in the stomach. 
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy: A thin, vertical sleeve of stomach is created and the rest of the stomach is removed. The sleeve limits the amount of food you can eat and helps you feel full sooner.

Patient success story

Sisters Christine and Mary share their struggle with weight loss and how bariatric surgery changed their lives.

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