Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss


Lose Weight & Keep It Off

The Chicago Center for Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss at West Suburban Medical Center has the solutions you need. Patients who struggle with significant weight-management issues and are suffering from morbid obesity come to us for the treatment and support they need to lose weight and keep it off.

About the Chicago Center for Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss

Education & Support

We provide a wealth of information about weight loss and surgical procedures. Find the resources, tools, and support you need to begin living healthier.

Informational sessions are held on the first Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at River Forest Medical Campus, Building A, Community Room, 7411 W. Lake St., River Forest, IL.

Patient Stories

Awards & Distinctions

Blue Distinction Center

Blue Distinction® Center

The Center for Bariatric Surgery and Medical Weight Loss at West Suburban Medical Center is designated as a Blue Distinction® Center for Bariatric Surgery. Our bariatric team delivers high-quality, safe, and cost-effective care.


Our Bariatric Center has also achieved accreditation by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®). A bariatric surgical center achieves accreditation following a rigorous review process during which it demonstrates that it provides safe, high-quality care for bariatric surgical patients. Learn more about the MBSAQIP®

Experienced Team of Weight-Loss Specialists

The Chicago Center for Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss is led by our expert multidisciplinary team. We are committed to helping you make your weight loss a permanent success through education, support and follow-up care


Our experienced surgeons have performed more than 3,000 weight-loss procedures and offer the following options:

We also offer a new non-surgical option:

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Your health and well-being are our priority at The Chicago Center for Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss at West Suburban Medical Center. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we remain committed and vigilant in delivering the best possible care while keeping our patients, staff, and community safe.

Watch the video to learn more about our COVID-19 safety precautions.

In the News

Read this article about the obesity epidemic in the United States, featuring West Suburban Medical Center bariatric surgeon Frederick M. Tiesenga, M.D. on Chicago Health Online.

West Suburban Medical Center physicians Dr. Frederick Tiesenga and Dr. Jay Jorge recently published an academic article, “Robotic Assisted Conversion of Nissen Fundoplication to Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (Avoiding Pitfalls),” in Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, the official journal for the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

El Dr. Juaquito “Jay” Jorge explica que este trastorno, caracterizado por el exceso de grasa corporal, afecta al 40% de los adultos en EEUU y a uno de cada dos hispanos. El experto también detalla por qué a algunos pacientes no les funcionan las dietas o el ejercicio y deben recurrir a procedimientos quirúrgicos. Watch on Univision Chicago.

Conveniently Located

The Chicago Center for Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss at West Suburban Medical Center serves the Greater Chicagoland area, and can easily accommodate patients from out of state with close proximity to O’Hare & Midway Airports.


Kathy’s Bariatric Story: Feeling Empowered After Weight-Loss Surgery

As a busy human resources professional, Kathy Baisi understands the importance of getting recognized and rewarded for hard work. While she had always exhibited confidence throughout her career, Kathy felt “judged” by others concerning her weight. “My excess weight made me feel like I had limited opportunities. I felt like I was being held back because of other people’s perceptions of me,” Kathy explained.