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Mercy Bariatrics, a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® and Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery®

Blue DistinctionIt is important to understand that bariatric surgery is not a quick fix; it is a surgical procedure designed to help you shed the pounds and make the lifestyle changes necessary to live a healthier and happier life.

The benefits of weight loss surgery and its related lifestyle changes may reverse obesity-related health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and sleep apnea. As a result you may be able to do more activities with your family, spend more time with your loved ones, or overcome the daily struggles that come with being overweight.

The Mercy Bariatrics team will be with you every step of the way, from pre-surgery testing to psychological counseling to nutritional advice to bariatric-specific exercise classes to support groups.

Our goal is to provide you with the support you’ll need for a lifetime of healthy living behaviors—without the restrictions of obesity.

Our Accolades: The well-established Mercy Bariatrics program is modeled after the award winning, Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® and Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery® at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital.

Our Strong Team: Our multi-disciplinary team of experts provides comprehensive services and evaluations to respond to the multi-faceted challenges of obesity.

Our Expertise: Our board-certified surgeons are trained in the latest advances in bariatric surgery, including: gastric banding, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and revisional surgery.

Our Process: We provide each patient with an extensive medical and psychological evaluation which includes a sleep study and pre-operative laboratory and diagnostic testing.

Our History of Success: The Mercy Bariatrics program has one of the most experienced teams in the region and is one of the region’s leaders in number of surgeries performed each year.

After the Surgery: Treatment for obesity continues after bariatric surgery with an array of nutritional, exercise and counseling services.

*Designation as Blue Distinction Centers® means these facilities' overall experience and aggregate data met objective criteria established in collaboration with expert clinicians' and leading professional organizations' recommendations. Individual outcomes may vary. To find out which services are covered under your policy at any facilities, please call your local Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield Plan; and call your provider before making an appointment, to verify the most current information on its Network participation and Blue Distinction status. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any of its Licensees are responsible for any damages, losses, or non-covered charges that may result from using Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or receiving care from a Blue Distinction or other provider.

To learn more about Blue Distinction®, please visit or contact your local Blue Plan.

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