Photo of a bariatric patient

74% percent of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. Current treatment recommends nutrition and lifestyle changes, along with medication, for patients who are overweight. These include bariatric surgery as a treatment for those with obesity. Unfortunately, few patients have access to comprehensive care that offers all options; medical and surgical.

Surgery is an effective treatment to some but is only available to those with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or higher. Weight regain after bariatric surgery affects nearly 30% of patients, and insufficient weight loss affects up to 40%, depending on the type of procedure they get. Offering medical obesity treatment like counseling, medications, diet plans, and support can improve weight loss after bariatric surgery for patients experiencing less than expected weight loss and weight regain. It can be an effective treatment option for patients who do not choose surgical weight loss treatment. An all-encompassing approach is essential for proper success!

The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) created a certification designation recognizing the benefits of combining both surgical and medical treatments.

We’re happy to say that here at United Bariatrics of Kansas City in partnership with Centerpoint Hospital, Lee’s Summit Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center, we offer both nutritional counselings with a medical approach as well as surgical options to ensure that you have a 360-degree solution for long-term, healthy weight loss.

RELATED: Learn More About the Orbera Balloon Procedure

Tips For Long Term Weight Loss Success

Weight Loss Success

This is a glimpse of what we offer as initial support. This paired with consulting you to find the core reason you’ve kept the weight that you’d like to lose is the main reason why we consider our practice different from the rest here in Kansas City. We’re here to assist with long-term results whether that means surgery or medication or both paired with an adjusted lifestyle.

The Formula For A Successful Balance Of Medical and Surgical Weight Loss

Positive Attitude and Want To + Clean and Balanced Diet + Physical Lifestyle + Medication (if needed) + Surgery (if needed) + A Weight Loss Team You Can Trust = LONG TERM WEIGHT LOSS RESULTS!!

Call us today to get started on your personal journey! You deserve to meet your highest self!

In conclusion, combining medical and surgical weight loss treatments can be a successful formula for long term success. With the right attitude, diet, and lifestyle changes, as well as the assistance of a qualified medical team, individuals can achieve the weight loss goals they desire. With the right combination of medical and surgical treatments, individuals can start their journey to a healthier, happier life.

We have 3 locations in the Kansas City area:

Independence – Near Centerpoint Hospital: 19101 B Valley View Parkway, Independence, MO 64055 – Directly across the street from Costco
Lee’s Summit – Lee’s Summit Medical Center: 2100 SE Blue Pkwy, Suite 120, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Kansas City – St. Joseph Medical Center: 1000 Carondelet Drive, Suite 203B, Kansas City, MO 64114

💻 Calculate your BMI

💻 Learn more about what we offer

💻 Schedule your consultation online now


What is the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)?

The MBSAQIP is a certification designation recognizing the benefits of combining both surgical and medical treatments for weight loss.

What is the ideal combination for long term weight loss success?

The ideal combination for long term weight loss success is a positive attitude and desire to lose weight, a clean and balanced diet, a physical lifestyle, medication (if needed), surgery (if needed) and a weight loss team you can trust.