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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Bariatric surgery is a proven effective tool to help you lose a large amount of weight.

You can achieve lasting weight loss success with the help of the experienced bariatric surgery team at Marshfield Clinic. 

Our progra​​​m provides personalized, comprehensive care under one roof. 

Our bariatric surgery team works to ensure each patient receives the education and support needed to achieve and sustain your weight loss goals. ​

We’re sensitive to the unique challenges of obesity and care for you with dignity, respect and understanding.

Our team has answers to your questions on all aspects of the process, including:

  • How to fulfill insurance requirements in a timely manner
  • The risks and benefits of the bariatric procedures offered today
  • Changes in nutrition and lifestyle
  • What you can expect from us at every step along the way, and what we can expect from you​

Bariatric Surgery Questionnaire

This information will be kept confidential and will assist your doctor to better understand your situation.

I​t will be discussed further with you at the time of you​r preoperative consultation​.


 Comfort & Recovery Suites

Your procedure may qualify for a stay in a Comfort and Recovery Suite. Ask your doctor for more details.

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Obesity Basics: What Is It? How Is It Treated?

There is an epidemic of obesity in this country, health experts say. But what is obesity? How is it measured? Find out the answers to these questions and others by taking this quiz, based on information from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

1. Body mass index (BMI) is the current standard for finding out whether someone is overweight or obese. BMI corrects for differences in height among people. Which BMI reading is considered obese?
2. What portion of body fat falls in the obese category?
3. How many American adults are considered obese?
4. What causes obesity?
5. Which of these serious health problems has been linked to obesity?
6. If you are considered obese, how much weight do you need to lose to bring about positive health changes?
7. What is a healthy weight loss goal?
8. How much physical activity should you aim for each week to help weight loss?
9. If your healthcare provider recommends weight-loss medicine, when can you expect to lose the most weight?
10. Bariatric surgery may be recommended for people with a BMI of more than 40. What does the procedure involve?