Start Your Weight Loss Journey with Us
Research shows that as little as a 10 percent weight loss can have a significant impact on your health. Losing weight in a medically supervised program can provide a number of benefits beyond a smaller dress or pants size. Franciscan Health’s medical and surgical weight loss services help people live healthier and longer lives through bariatric surgery, physician-directed weight loss programs, and support groups. We also offer a variety of wellness programs, certified medical fitness facilities and nutrition counseling.
Everyone has a different family history, different life experiences and a different point of view. Achieving a healthier weight is different for everyone, too. That’s why Franciscan Health offers a range of medical and surgical treatments for people who are struggling with extra weight:
- Weight Loss Surgery: Gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgeries are recommended for patients with a BMI of 40 or higher, or patients with a BMI of 35 and higher and who have other medical conditions such as diabetes or sleep apnea. Minimally invasive da Vinci ® gastric bypass surgery is available at the Midwest Bariatric Institute in Dyer.
- Medical Weight Loss: One-on-one consultations with bariatric physicians and registered dieticians, and behavioral counseling are part of the program. Our medical bariatric program is recommended for people who have 20 pounds or more to lose, for patients for whom surgical weight loss is not an option, and for those who are considering surgery but need to meet a physician-directed weight loss requirement for their insurance plans.
Weight loss support and education
Franciscan Health offers programs to help support and educate you in your quest for a healthier life:
- Support groups and classes - Teaching skills to help you achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.
- Individual consultation on exercise, nutrition or behavior management for patients who prefer one-on-one interaction for help to lose weight.
Why choose Franciscan Health for your weight management program?
Our expert team of board-certified physicians, dietitians, personal trainers and mental health professionals can help you implement the lifestyle changes necessary to achieve sustainable weight loss, enabling you to improve your health. Our bariatric surgery programs at our campuses in Indianapolis and Dyer are nationally accredited for bariatric surgery.