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.

Recognition as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® is an honor bestowed by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery after an institution has passed a rigorous 10-requirement review of its surgeons, staff, services and facilities. Compliance with these requirements to earn the Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® 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 to personalize a weight-loss plan to meet your specific goals and needs. Following your surgery, we provide ongoing nutrition, fitness and wellness support, including fitness center and warm-water pool programs.

Interested in finding out more about bariatric surgery? 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 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. 
  • Surgery Comparisons: See a comparison of surgery options.

Dr. Dean Mikami talks to women about weight management options.

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