Bariatric and Weight Loss
Are you ready to take control of your high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes through weight loss? Are you committed to lifestyle changes that will help you live a longer, healthier life? Learn how others have changed their lives with the support of Ridgeview's Bariatric and Weight Loss team.
Ridgeview's team is dedicated to your successful weight loss and long-term weight management. We provide seamless, quality care using an approach that values the mind, body and spirit. Learn about Ridgeview's Surgical and non-surgical options to lose weight and improve your health.
For more information about our surgical or non-surgical programs, please call 952-442-7820 to discuss which program is best for you or to schedule an appointment.
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About Our Program
Ridgeview provides the complete spectrum of care required for successful bariatric surgery. We carefully prepare you for surgery, taking into account both physical and emotional health. We will assist you with your insurance process and advocate to help you receive insurance coverage approval.
Our experienced and skilled surgeons, assistants, anesthesiologists and nursing staff work together to perform a safe surgery and provide a comfortable recovery.
After surgery, you will have frequent and extensive follow-up appointments to ensure that you achieve a healthy and sustainable weight loss. Throughout the process, you are monitored, coached and assisted by our dedicated team.
A Nationally Recognized Program
Ridgeview has earned a Blue Distinction designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield for its bariatric surgery and weight loss program.
The Blue Distinction designation identifies that Ridgeview provides a full range of bariatric surgery care; including surgical care, post-operative care, outpatient follow-up care and patient education with lower complication rates and fewer readmissions. Blue Distinction Centers are part of a national designation program that recognizes facilities demonstrating expertise in delivering quality specialty care, safely and effectively.
Ridgeview is accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
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