Surgical weight-loss options

Bariatric patients at the Center for Weight Management have a choice when deciding their best option for weight-loss surgery. Dr. Daniel Smith can help you decide what would be best for you.

Most of our surgeries are performed laparoscopically. Gastric bypass surgery has been shown to be the bariatric industry gold standard for effective, long-term results. The sleeve gastrectomy is our latest option, and gastric banding is another choice. Non-surgical program options include dietary, lifestyle and medication interventions.

Our dedicated surgical unit specializes in the treatment of bariatric patients. Equipment, beds, and garments are tailored to accommodate the needs of larger patients. Experienced professionals will assist you from surgery through recovery. Ongoing support and follow-up care help you meet and maintain your weight-loss goals.

Free Weight-Loss Info Session

Bariatric surgeons along with the Essentia Health Park Rapids and CHI St. Joseph's Center for Weight Management multi-disciplinary team will be on hand to explain processes involved with bariatric surgery, your choices, and to answer questions about your weight-loss goals.

Monday, Oct. 19, 2015
6-8 p.m.
Ramada Inn & Suites
Fargo, ND

For more information,
please contact Theresa


CHI St. Joseph's Health is a community hospital providing full service inpatient, outpatient, home care, hospice, and emergency services in a growing rural resort area in northwestern Minnesota.
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Leah Walters, RD, LD, CDE
Bariatric Manager
St. Joseph's Center for Weight Management
600 Pleasant Ave., Park Rapids, MN 56470

Phone: 218-237-5757