Rush Center for Bariatric Surgery

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Expert weight loss surgery, close to home

The bariatric surgery team at Rush University Surgeons’ Oak Park location provides a full range of weight loss surgery options, and works closely with the Rush Center for Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery.

Bariatric surgery is a highly effective long-term treatment for morbid obesity: Most people who have this surgery lose their excess weight and keep it off, according to research on weight loss five years after surgery. Losing weight lowers your risk of obesity-related diseases such as stroke, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. It can even cure existing Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure in some cases. Additionally, losing weight can improve your mental health and quality of life.

Our surgeon divides his time between Oak Park and Rush’s Chicago campus — so even if you have your procedure at Rush University Medical Center, you can schedule follow-up appointments in Oak Park for your convenience.

Bariatric surgery patient stories

Lynne's story

Having struggled with weight her entire life, Lynne started looking into bariatric surgery when it started affecting her general health.

Maria's story

Maria was recovering from a cerebral spinal fluid leak in her brain when she realized her weight was negatively affecting her overall health.

Services We Provide
Gastric bypass surgery
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB)
Anti-reflux surgery
Hiatal hernia repair
Why Choose Rush Oak Park Hospital
  • Expert care
  • Convenient Oak Park location
  • Minimally invasive surgical techniques
  • Access to the support team at the Center for Weight Loss and Lifestyle Medicine
Partnering With Rush University Medical Center

The Rush University Surgeons bariatric surgery team in Oak Park shares a physician, technologies and communications — including an electronic health record system — with Rush University Medical Center. This makes it seamless for you to get specialized services at Rush's downtown campus if you need them, while carrying out your treatment plan close to home.