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Changing Lives with Weight Loss Surgery

Fairfield Medical Center’s bariatric program is committed to excellence in all aspects of care. In addition to positive outcomes and improved health, our team is dedicated to helping you achieve sustainable results through education and support.

We invite you to learn more about program eligibility and enrollment.


Start the Process

Support Group Offerings

Please select the support group sessions you are interested in attending (check all that apply):
Support group sessions are free and held virtually. These meetings are designed to promote connection, offer encouragement and provide guidance on various topics. If you have questions, please call 740-687-2925.
Email addresses are used to deliver virtual attendance information and event details.

The New You is Waiting Let Our Team Guide You

FMC-Bariantric-Patient-with-before-photoIf you’ve been considering weight loss surgery, the Bariatric Services Team at Fairfield Medical Center is here to offer support.

We understand that changing your life is a process – and we’re prepared to stay by your side every step of the way. From medical weight loss management (diet, exercise and medication) to exploring and undergoing bariatric surgery, we can help you take control of your weight, achieve your desired goals and regain your health.

“Because of my weight loss surgery, the life I’m living now is the best I’ve ever lived.”

Lisa Fierce, Bariatric Surgery Patient

Learn more about Lisa’s story here

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A Number of Surgical Options

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has determined that bariatric surgery (when combined with the appropriate lifestyle changes) is the most reliable choice for long-term weight loss and overall success. Fairfield Medical Center offers two types of surgical options:

Each of these surgical procedures has proven to help patients lose weight and achieve freedom from the struggles that have been holding them back.

Excellence in Bariatric Care

In 2021, Fairfield Medical Center’s Bariatric Services Program received national recognition from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), officially accrediting the service as a Center of Excellence.

This accomplishment reflects our program’s ability to hold up to rigorous review, meeting and exceeding national quality standards. FMC’s comprehensive program joins an elite group of surgery centers committed to improving the safety, quality and surgical outcomes of bariatric procedures across the country.

Experience Patient-Centered Care

From start to finish, our program is staffed with compassionate, caring individuals that are committed to helping you reach your goals. Our expert team of professionals provide patient-centered care to ensure success for years to com. The program includes:

  • Registered bariatric dietitians
  • Bariatric program coordinators
  • Bariatric surgeon
  • Physician assistants
  • In-depth patient education
  • Nurses specially trained in bariatric patient care

You’ll also have access to a variety of specialists – including physical therapists and psychologists – and an ongoing consultation process, even after surgery and recovery.


Weight Loss Surgery Resources and Information

If you or a loved one is considering weight loss surgery, please review the links below for additional information on obesity, bariatric surgery and its benefits, and a list of helpful and informative FAQs:

We're Here To Help!

Let us know how we can help you take the next steps toward better health and wellness for yourself or a family member. If you have questions or concerns, please call our office at 740-475-0442.