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.

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(708) 763-6398

River Forest Medical Campus
7411 Lake Street, Suite 2100
River Forest, IL 60305

About the Chicago Center for Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss


Awards & Distinctions

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.

MBSAQIP® Certification

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.

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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. Explore Education & Support.

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.

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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. Meet our team.

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:

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. Read the article.

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.

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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.

Read Kathy’s story

Supported Locations

River Forest Medical Campus

The River Forest Medical Campus is your convenient and trusted resource for a wide variety of specialties right in your community.

(708) 488-2300

7411 Lake Street, Suite 2100
River Forest, IL 60305

West Suburban Medical Center

West Suburban Medical Center provides a wide range of services to improve your health. From general practice to specialty medical and surgical care, our doctors, nurses, and staff provide the care you need with a personal touch. We offer free parking for your convenience.

(708) 383-6200

3 Erie Court
Oak Park, IL 60302

Start Your Path to Living Lighter

Get Started Today

To start the bariatric surgery process, we recommend you attend a free informational session or view an online informational session.

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