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Our Weight Loss Programs

Success Starts Here


When you just can’t seem to lose the weight that’s causing serious health problems, the bariatric program at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital may help you finally succeed.

Our board-certified weight loss surgeons specialize in LAP-BAND® surgery and the ORBERA™ weight loss balloon procedure—two of the safest, least invasive and most effective options available. You can also find peace of mind knowing our programs have earned national recognition for providing the highest levels of safety and care to help you reach your weight loss goals.

And there’s also so much to gain. Relief from diabetes, hypertension and chronic joint pain. Better sleep and more energy. Renewed confidence. And the freedom to live the life you’ve always wanted.

Watch our free online weight loss seminars now or call 502.812.1902 and take the first step to a whole new you.

Louisville’s LAP-BAND® Leaders


Sts. Mary & Elizabeth surgeons have performed thousands of LAP-BAND® procedures (also called adjustable gastric banding), helping men and women throughout Kentucky take back their health and lives. We also have the only program in the region designed exclusively for the care and management of gastric band patients.

During the 20-30 minute procedure, an inflatable ring is placed around the upper stomach. This creates a smaller gastric pouch, limiting the amount of food the stomach can hold at any time and helping you feel full much longer.

Adjustable gastric banding is the least invasive weight loss surgery available, offering less pain and scarring and fewer complications. After recovering in our dedicated bariatric nursing unit, you may be able to go home the same day as surgery and return to work in less than a week.

This is also the only adjustable and reversible weight loss surgery option. Our surgeons perform all band adjustments themselves with a quick and simple in-office procedure.

To learn more, and see if you may be a candidate, watch our free online LAP-BAND® seminar.

ORBERA™: Innovative Nonsurgical Option


Due to our outstanding results with LAP-BAND® surgery, Sts. Mary and Elizabeth was one of the first 10 hospitals in the U.S. selected to perform an innovative new alternative to weight loss surgery.

ORBERA™ is a two-part, 12-month program that may help you lose more than three times the weight of diet and exercise alone—without a single incision.

It starts with a soft balloon that is placed in your stomach endoscopically (through the mouth) for six months to help create a feeling of fullness and reinforce healthy portion control. At the same time, you’ll receive coaching from a team of experts, which may include a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist and health psychologist.

After six months, the balloon is removed through a quick, nonsurgical procedure. Your team will continue to provide counseling for another six months, helping you adopt the healthier habits you need to maintain your weight loss and new way of life.

To learn more, and see if you may be a candidate, watch our free online ORBERA™ seminar.

Total Support for Your Journey


Whichever option is right for you, you’ll find everything you need to live your healthiest life:

  • Dedicated team: You’ll have access to the same team of experts—including a program coordinator, registered dietitian, psychologist and an exercise physiologist—every step of the way. Together, we care for the whole you to promote lasting success.

  • Convenience: To help fit your busy schedule, we’ll handle all of your pre-operative testing in a single day. It’s also a great chance to connect with your care team and ask any questions, so you feel comfortable and confident before your procedure.

  • Lifelong care: Life after your procedure can be a challenge, both physically and emotionally, as you adjust to new habits and routines. Our after-care program offers monthly support groups for adjustable gastric band patients, ongoing nutritional and lifestyle counseling, and access to our Healthy Lifestyle Center to help you stay on course.

  • Compassionate setting: As a community-focused hospital, you can count on warm, personalized care before, during and long after your procedure. To us, you’re much more than a patient—and we’ll be right by your side to support (and celebrate!) your commitment to healthier living.
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