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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery

Reclaim your life, your freedom, and your vitality!

Are you tired of struggling with weight loss on your own? We understand you want to lose weight and keep it off. You shouldn’t have to struggle with weight any longer.

If you feel like you’ve exhausted all other options, our bariatric care team can help. We will walk you through the process, so you feel comfortable making an informed health decision. Take control of your health. Take control of your life.

Call your Bariatric Coordinator at (765) 660-7500 to schedule an appointment today!

Obesity: A Preventable Disease

Obesity is a chronic, frequently progressing, life-threatening disease. Obesity is no longer considered a cosmetic issue caused by overeating and a lack of self-control. On the contrary, the World Health Organization (W.H.O.), along with National and International medical and scientific societies, now recognize obesity as a chronic progressive disease resulting from multiple environmental and genetic factors.

The disease of obesity is extremely costly not only in terms of economics, but also in terms of individual and societal health, longevity, and psychological well-being. Obesity leads to life-threatening conditions like heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, and certain types of cancer. Due to its progressive nature, obesity requires life-long treatment and control.

If you have tried and failed to lose weight completely on your own, we have tools and a team of professionals to help you meet your goals.

Learn more about our Nutritional Counseling.

Meet the Surgeon

The bariatric surgery team is led by Nitin Sharma, MD, FACS, an experienced bariatric surgeon. Following residency in surgery at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center and Brookdale University Hospital in New York City, Dr. Sharma completed a fellowship in Bariatric Surgery at the Princeton University Hospital, in Princeton, NJ. During this fellowship he was trained both with the state-of-the-art Davinci robot and advanced laparoscopic techniques in bariatric surgery.

Surgery for the treatment of clinically severe obesity is endorsed by:

  • The National Institutes of Health
  • The American Medical Association
  • The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • American Association of Family Practitioners

Marion Health is one of only two Indiana hospitals to hold a 5-star rating from CMS, a Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital from the Chartis Center, and an A safety grade from Leapfrog.

Your bariatric team offers patient-centered care and commitment to the long-term success of our patients. This approach ensures the safest and most successful experience for every patient.

Dr. Sharma is currently seeing patients for bariatric surgery. Please contact Dr. Sharma’s office at (765) 660-7500 for more information.

Bariatric Surgery Options

Weight loss surgery is about whole health improvement. It can improve your life and the multiple medical illnesses associated with being overweight.

Our Surgery Center includes a team of highly motivated and experienced bariatric surgeon, physician, cardiologist, pulmonologist, dietician, and a psychologist who care for bariatric surgery patients. This includes an efficient and friendly preoperative evaluation and screening process, along with a comprehensive long-term follow-up plan.

Marion Health offers two different surgical procedures:

  • Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (sleeve gastrectomy)
  • Gastric Bypass

All bariatric surgery procedures performed at Marion Health use a laparoscopic technique for a less invasive surgery and a more expedited recovery process. Surgeries performed by a fellowship-trained surgeon using state-of-the-art tools typically result in less complications and an overall better experience.

Marion Health’s comprehensive weight loss program takes a multifaceted approach to medical and surgical weight loss. Success of the surgery -- weight loss and quality of life improvements -- is determined by each patient. Results vary and depend greatly on your motivation and long-term compliance. We partner with you to help make your surgery and treatment a lifelong success.

Read Your Guide to Bariatric Surgery

If you have questions after reading this information, talk with your bariatric care team at (765) 660-7500. We’re looking forward to your call!

Take the Next Step

We follow a standard multidisciplinary evaluation of our bariatric surgery patients. Various medical conditions may be newly discovered during work up, which can be managed or treated before surgery.

The cornerstone of our bariatric surgery program is clinical assessment to determine if surgery is safe and appropriate for a particular patient with obesity. The clinical evaluation process includes a full history taking, physical evaluation, laboratory investigations, and testing to ensure an overall health picture.

From start to finish, you receive personalized care. We will work with you to create a tailored plan designed to get you back to doing what you love most.

Consider talking to your bariatric team to see what you can gain from a healthier life, call (765) 660-7500.

Success for a Lifetime

We want to make you comfortable throughout the entire process. Our bariatric care team will establish a connection with you to ensure you have the tools you need to stay on track. After weight loss surgery, many patients also feel a sense of accomplishment, a renewed energy and gain confidence in just about everything they do.

We want you to feel good, not only physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. You deserve a better quality of life.

Reclaim your life, your freedom, and your vitality!

Let’s get you on your way towards seeing results. Call your Bariatric Coordinator at (765) 660-7500 to get started!

Marion Health Bariatric Surgery
330 Building, Suite 370
330 N. Wabash Ave.
Marion, IN 46952