Mercy Bariatric Center - South

10010 Kennerly Road
St. Louis, MO 63128
Fax: (314) 525-1869
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Mercy Bariatric Center - South in St. Louis, MO provides bariatric surgery options that can help you successfully reach a healthier weight and reduce your risk of developing health complications associated with obesity.

Surgical weight loss may also provide significant health benefits and allow you to:

  • Feel better, breath better, move better and have more energy
  • Reduce your cholesterol levels
  • Improve or resolve type 2 diabetes
  • Decrease your risk of heart disease, stroke, fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis and gastroesophageal reflux

What is Bariatric Surgery?

If you struggle with obesity and haven’t been able to lose weight by diet and exercise, you may want to consider bariatric surgical weight loss.

Bariatric surgery falls into two categories:

  • Restrictive, which reduces the stomach's size and capacity
  • Malabsorption, which reduces the stomach’s ability to absorb calories

Mercy Bariatric Center's weight loss team helps you meet your health goals by providing bariatric procedures including:

Learn more about the surgical weight loss options available to you.

Bariatric surgery is just one aspect of Mercy’s commitment to your health. In consultation with your primary care physician, we leverage the expertise of psychologists, dietitians, physical therapists, cardiologists, pulmonologists, surgeons and other experts to ensure your success.

Download a Bariatric Surgery Treatment Guide

Decide, along with our health care providers, if bariatric surgery is right for you.

Register for a Bariatric Consult

Our free one-on-one consultation will help answer your questions about surgical weight loss.

Weigh Your Options

Discover the surgical options available to you.

Am I Eligible for Bariatric Surgery?

For weight loss surgery to be a viable option, patients must meet the following criteria:

You're over the age of 18 and 100 pounds or more over your ideal weight and have one of the following conditions:

  1. A body mass index (BMI) between 35 and 40, along with
    • Diabetes
    • Sleep Apnea
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Your weight is causing health problems
  2. Or have a BMI of 40 or more and none of the above health conditions

Calculate My BMI 

Disclaimer: Surgery may be associated with its own set of problems, such as infection, poor wound healing, and rarely even death. Therefore, you and your surgeon should carefully discuss the risks of your current health condition compared to the risks and benefits of surgery.

Bariatric Patient Testimonials

Our Providers

Kumaran Chinnappan, MD, Mercy
Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery
Jay Michael Snow, MD, Mercy
Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery
Van Lewis Wagner, MD, Mercy
General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery