Bariatric Surgery

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Bariatric Surgery Program

Procedures offered

Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery 

At The University of Toledo Medical Center Bariatric Surgery Program, we offer a diverse range of laparoscopic bariatric surgical procedures. Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique that uses small incisions and long pencil-like instruments to perform operations with a camera. Advantages include more rapid recovery, reduced pain and much smaller scars.

  • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
    • In gastric sleeve surgery, also called vertical sleeve gastrectomy, the surgeon removes a portion of the stomach, leaving only a narrow tube or sleeve connected to the intestines. The remaining stomach can only hold a limited amount of food, making you feel full sooner.
  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-y gastric bypass
    • In the gastric bypass surgery, also called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass the surgeon staples the upper section of the stomach creating a small gastric pouch about the size of an egg. The pouch is surgically connected to the small intestine which causes your food to bypass the stomach, so your body absorbs fewer calories. 
  • Laparoscopic reversal procedure
    • The laparoscopic reversal procedure can be used to treat a variety of adverse conditions that may occur after gastric bypass surgery. 
  • Laparoscopic procedures to manage complications following a previous bariatric surgery
    • Procedures include:
      • The LINX Reflux Management System to manage gastroesophaegeal reflux (GERD) or acid reflux.
      • Fundoplication for hiatal hernia repairs.
  • Follow-up of patients with previous Lap-Band procedures

Endoscopic bariatric procedures

We offer endoscopic bariatric procedures for people opting not to pursue weight loss surgery, and for those who have had weight loss surgery and are now experiencing problems or weight regain. Procedures include:

  • Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty
  • Endoscopic re-sleeve
  • Endoscopic management of weight regain after Roux-en-y gastric bypass
  • Endoscopic balloon therapy

Our bariatric surgery program includes:

  • Comprehensive care coordination by our program coordinator before and after surgery.
  • Operative education and follow-up for both the patient and family.
  • Regular support group meetings.
  • Nutrition counseling and education by our registered dietitian before and after surgery.
  • The tools you need to help you live a healthier life.


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Call today and schedule your appointment with our team.


Directions and Parking

  • Department of Surgery
  • UT Medical Center
  • 3000 Arlington Ave., Toledo, OH 43614

Valet parking available

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Last Updated: 6/27/22