If you have struggled to lose weight with traditional diet and exercise plans, you are not alone. The Nebraska Medicine bariatrics team is here to help you overcome your weight-loss challenges and meet your goals. For some people, weight loss or bariatric surgery is an effective solution to treat obesity and related medical problems.

Bariatric surgery can help improve or resolve:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Infertility
  • Fatty liver disease

Weight loss surgery may also decrease your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, atrial fibrillation, diabetic kidney disease and cancer.

Bariatric surgery is a big step and may not be the right answer for everyone. But for some people, weight loss surgery offers a long-term solution to obesity. Learn if you might be a candidate for bariatric surgery.

What to expect

Before your first appointment, our weight loss specialists will send you a video to watch and a form to complete. After completing the form, we will schedule a surgical consultation with an advanced practice provider or surgeon. They will review your medical history and discuss weight-loss surgery and weight management options.

While gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy are the most common weight-loss procedures, we will work with you to determine which method will most likely give you the best results.

Treatments options could include:

  • Gastric bypass
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Duodenal switch (DS)
  • Single anastomosis duodenal-ileostomy with sleeve (SADI-S)
  • Revision surgery

Learn more about our treatment options.

Your provider may order further testing or schedule additional appointments based on your unique situation. It can take three to 12 months or longer before surgery, depending on your health issues and insurance requirements.

Will my insurance cover weight-loss surgery?

You should contact your insurance company directly to determine your policy's bariatric coverage.

Why you should choose Nebraska Medicine

The Nebraska Medicine Bariatrics Center is the region's most comprehensive weight-management program, offering surgical and medical weight-loss treatment options for obesity. We feel this is important because not everyone’s genetic makeup allows them to lose weight similarly. Your weight loss journey may require one – or a combination of treatment options – to successfully reach your weight loss goals and keep the weight off. Our team understands and is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.

We know that a successful transition to lifelong healthy living requires more than just losing weight. Our team includes board-certified surgeons, medical nutritionists and a clinical psychologist to support your medical, physical and mental health throughout this process.

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The Bariatrics Center at Nebraska Medicine is the most comprehensive weight management program in the region, offering both surgical and medical weight-loss treatment options for obesity. It is designated as an Accredited Comprehensive Center with Adolescent and Obesity Medicine Qualifications by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.


We are proud to be recognized by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska as a Blue Distinction Center+ through the Blue Distinction® Specialty Care program.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska | Designated Blue Distinction Center+ Bariatric Surgery

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