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Weight Loss in Indianapolis

Why choose the Franciscan St. Francis Weight Loss Center?

The Franciscan St. Francis Weight Loss Center helps people live healthier and longer lives through bariatric surgery and our physician-directed weight loss programs.

bariatric center of excellence.jpgEveryone has a different family history, different life experiences and a different point of view. Weight loss is different for everyone, too. That’s why the Franciscan St. Francis Weight Loss Center offers a range of medical and surgical treatments for people who are struggling with extra weight:

  • Bariatric surgery: Gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgeries are recommended for patients with a BMI of 40 or higher, or patients with a BMI of 35 and higher and who have other medical conditions such as diabetes or sleep apnea.
  • Medically supervised weight loss: One-on-one consultations with bariatric physicians and registered dieticians, and behavioral counseling are part of the program. Our medical weight loss program is recommended for people who have 20 pounds or more to lose, for patients for whom surgical weight loss is not an option, and for those who are considering surgery but need to meet a physician-directed weight loss requirement for their insurance plans.
  • Support groups and classes. Teaching skills to help you achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.
  • Individual consultation on exercise, nutrition or behavior management for weight loss for patients who prefer one-on-one interaction. 
​A physician's referral is required.


Financial Planning for Bariatric Surgery

If you need to lose a hundred pounds or more, bariatric surgery can change your life for the better. Yet, undergoing surgery for weight loss is a major decision, and it requires a major lifestyle change. We can help you achieve a more ideal body mass index (BMI) and optimal wellness but want to stress the importance of planning ahead, especially as you consider financing and payment arrangements. Learn more on how to plan financially​ and what steps to take. 

weight loss surgery success story

We know that successful weight loss is a life-changing experience, and the Franciscan St. Francis Weight Loss Center team works with you every step of the way. Our weight-loss surgeons and specialists partner with you to achieve sustained weight loss, improve serious medical conditions and increase the quality of your life.

Watch Some of Our ​Other Patient Testimonials                                              

​Eric's story (coming soon) ​   
​Lisa's story 
​Bryce's story (coming soon)
​Larry's story
​Weight Loss Center story (coming soon)​
Franciscan St. Francis Health has been named as a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The ASMBS Center of Excellence designation recognizes programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric (gastric sleeve and gastric bypass) surgery for weight loss. To earn a Center of Excellence designation, Franciscan St. Francis Health – Indianapolis and the Franciscan St. Francis Weight Loss Center underwent a series of site inspections during which all aspects of the program's surgical processes were closely examined and data on health outcomes was collected.

​Other Patient Testimonials
​Eric's story ​     Watch here                                        
​Lisa's story ​     Watch here
​Bryce's story ​     Watch here
​Larry's story ​     Watch here
​Weight Loss Center  ​     Watch here

Why choose the Franciscan St. Francis Weight Loss Center?

  • Since 2002, Franciscan St. Francis Health has provided quality patient care before, during and after receiving surgical help for weight loss
  • Our experienced surgeons are ASMBS certified and have practiced bariatric surgery for more than 25 years
  • We are certified as a Center of Excellence from the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

Fall Clothing Exchange

Tuesday, Oct. 27
5 to 7 p.m.

The first clothing exchange was such a huge success that we have set the date for the second exchange! Those who participated in the spring event were so excited and appreciative of everyone's efforts. This is a wonderful event that allows us to help others in need.   

We are accepting both men and women's clothing in ANY sizes beginning Monday, September 21 during regular office hours. We just ask that the clothing be clean, free of rips, tears or stains.  

See flyer. ​