AccreditationsAAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care)
AboutThe Bariatric Center of Kansas City is listed as a Bariatric Center of Excellence by the Surgical Review Corporation, an organization that works with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) to find surgical centers that provide exceptional care to their patients. We are the only center in the Kansas City metropolitan area to have successfully gone through recertification as a Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery.
We are located in Lenexa, Kansas, and are proudly the highest volume weight loss center in the Kansas City area. Our surgeons perform surgical procedures in facilities at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, a nationally-accredited medical center which provides surgical equipment and peri-operative support during surgical procedures, as well as nursing staff trained in providing post-bariatric surgical care. We also operate at Shawnee Mission Outpatient Pavilion at Prairie Star; Heartland Spine and Specialty Hospital in Overland Park, Kansas.
Since 2002, the Bariatric Center of Kansas City has performed over 3,000 successful surgeries, with a complication rate that is much lower than the national average. The surgeons at the Bariatric Center trained with Dr. Alan Wittgrove and Dr. Wesley Clark at the Alvarado Clinic in San Diego, surgeons who were innovators in the field of laparoscopic weight loss surgery, as well as Dr. Robert E. Brolin, a past president of the ASMBS.
The Bariatric Center places a high priority on all aspects of patient care, including pre- and post-procedural care. Patients are screened for physical and psychological health before they are approved for surgery to ensure their success and safety. Follow-up care includes physician visits and a variety of activities focused on social support, such as support groups and peer mentoring.