Mercy Clinic Bariatrics at the Mercy Center for Performance Medicine

Surgery
701 S. New Ballas Road, Suite 300
St. Louis, MO 63141


Phone: (314) 251-5890
Fax: (314) 251-5891
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Mercy Clinic Bariatrics, located at the Center for Performance Medicine and Specialty Care near Mercy Hospital St. Louis, provides bariatric surgery that can help you successfully reach a healthier weight and reduce your risk of developing health complications associated with obesity.

We are committed to helping you at every step of the process with team-focused care and will support you in your weight loss and health goals.

What is Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatrics is simply the field of medicine focused on obesity, its causes, prevention and treatments. Bariatric surgery is divided into two different approaches to helping treat obesity: restrictive, where the stomach's size and capacity are reduced, and malabsorption, where the stomach’s ability to absorb calories and nutrients is reduced.

At Mercy Clinic Bariatrics our team of leading experts is ready to help you meet your weight loss and health goals. We provide a variety of bariatric procedures including gastric sleeve, gastric banding and gastric bypass. In addition to your primary care physician, we call on our psychologists, dietitians, physical therapists, cardiologists, pulmonologists and surgeons to ensure your success.

Bariatric surgery is just one part of your lifelong commitment to better health-but we're here to help.

Am I Eligible for Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is a great way to help build a healthy lifestyle, but it's not for everyone. For weight loss surgery to be a viable option, patients must meet the following criteria:

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

  1. A body mass index, or BMI, between 35 and 40, and
    • 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.

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.

Who benefits from bariatric surgery? - Dr. Katelin Mirkin

Hear about the potential benefits for bariatric surgery.

Meet Our Team