Bariatric SurgeryDr. Jeffrey S. Fronza performs laparoscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic duodenal switch, and revisional bariatric surgery. He believes weight-loss surgery must be tailored to the patient’s needs and desires with the surgeon’s thoughtful guidance. Patients interested in bariatric surgery are seen in consultation at NSA's office in the Arkes Family Pavilion at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
As a bariatric surgery center of excellence, Northwestern Memorial Hospital has a proven track record of caring for the bariatric patient through the preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative process. Dr. Fronza has been recognized as a verified bariatric surgeon by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery for his specialized skills and active practice in metabolic and bariatric surgery. Dr. Fronza performs all his bariatric procedures at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. All patients are evaluated in a multidisciplinary fashion in partnership with the Center for Lifestyle Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Prior to your consultation with Dr. Fronza, you should determine if you are eligible for surgery and if your insurance covers bariatric surgery. You must have a body mass index of 40 or higher to be eligible for surgery. If you have a body mass index between 35 and 39 and you have at least one medical problem that is made worse by obesity, then you may be eligible. Verify that weight loss surgery is a "covered benefit" by your policy. Verify that Northwestern Memorial Hospital is a part of your coverage (please note: if your insurance does not cover surgery, a self-pay option may be available). Please contact Dr. Fronza’s office to schedule an initial consultation to discuss the life-changing possibilities of weight-loss surgery.
- Educational Videos - Bariatric Surgery
- National Institutes of Health
- Obesity Society
- Center for Lifestyle Medicine
- NSA Bariatric Pathway Form
- NSA Bariatric Supplemental Form
- NSA Referral Form
- Preoperative Bariatric Nutrition Packet
- SAGES Bariatric Surgery Patient Brochure