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If you know excess weight is keeping you from a healthy, active life, Beacon Health System can help you take the first step toward permanent weight loss. Our weight management programs offer a range of choices for both medical and surgical weight management.

Bariatric surgery is a life-changing option that offers hope for people considered more than 100 pounds over their ideal weight, with a body mass index of 40 or more. Our thorough evaluation process helps us select candidates for surgery who are fully committed to making diet, exercise and lifestyle changes for a lifetime.

Our patients who have had a bariatric surgical procedure commonly report improvements in their quality of life, social interactions, psychological well-being, employment opportunities and economic status.

We’re here to help you:

  • Shed excess weight
  • Reduce your risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease
  • Gain greater ease of movement

Let us guide you step by step as you pursue a healthier lifestyle.

Why Choose Beacon for Weight Loss?

We provide a comprehensive approach to weight loss. We offer surgical and non-surgical options and a broad range of education, evaluation and support services to create a plan that’s right for you.

  • Board certified surgeons – In addition to board certification in general surgery, our surgeons have additional training and expertise in bariatric procedures.
  • Team approach – Our doctors partner with you and our expert team of nurse practitioners, bariatric nurses, dietitians, exercise experts and psychologists to provide you with the tools you need to succeed.
  • Individualized care – We spend time getting to know you and help you create a care plan that addresses your goals and unique situation.
  • Long-term support – We offer extensive education, ongoing support groups and long-term follow-up to help you manage your weight successfully.

Medical Library

Bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery can be a helpful weight loss tool — but it's not for everyone. Learn about available procedures and the risks and results of surgery.

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Guide to types of weight-loss surgery

Considering weight-loss surgery? Find out about the most common methods and see how they work.

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Elkhart General Bariatric Surgery Center is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint project of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

MBSAQIP accreditation means you have access to a comprehensive and multidisciplinary program, not just a surgical procedure, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success.


Elkhart General Bariatric Surgery Center


600 East Boulevard
Elkhart IN, 46514

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed