Weight Loss Surgery

Saint Joseph Bariatric Surgery Center of ExcellenceWeight Loss Surgery at Saint Joseph East is designated by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence located in Central Kentucky. Our Center is a multidisciplinary, patient-centered program that delivers the latest in both surgical and medical weight loss options with compassion and respect for your unique needs. The Center provides a pathway through all phases of treatment from the initial evaluation to any post-operative care. 

"Weight Loss Surgery at Saint Joseph East provides a more protected environment for our patients, who are often stigmatized due to their weight," says Karen Hillenmeyer, PA-C, director of the program. "We provide a complete program which helps patients understand their disease. We offer treatment, provide nationally accepted standards of care for their treatment, and provide long-term follow-up that will result in a life-changing event for them. We want our patients to live longer, happier lives."

Please view our informational video for a more detailed description of Weight Loss Surgery at Saint Joseph East.



Medical Weight Loss Program

Weight Loss Surgery at Saint Joseph East offers a comprehensive Medical Weight Loss Program for patients that are not candidates for weight loss surgery.


Surgical Weight Loss Program

Surgery can be a tool to help you lose weight. Weight Loss Surgery at Saint Joseph East offers a Surgical Weight Loss Program:

  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding

The decision to have weight loss surgery is a significant step toward making a permanent lifestyle change and dramatically improving your quality of life. Our goal is to provide the safest and most effective weight loss and maintenance of that weight loss for our patients. We will help you choose the program and procedure that is right for you.

For more information about Weight Loss Surgery at Saint Joseph East or to register for a Free Introductory Seminar, call 859.967.5520.


Seminar Location

Medical Office Building at Saint Joseph East
160 North Eagle Creek Drive
Education Center - Suite 200
Lexington, KY 40509

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