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, FASMBS 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.
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
Consider talking to your bariatric team to see what you can gain from a
healthier life, call
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
(765) 660-7500 to get started!
Marion Health Bariatric Surgery
330 Building, Suite 370
330 N. Wabash Ave.
Marion, IN 46952