Bariatric Gastric Bypass Lap-Band Laparoscopy Surgery Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
Obesity, Morbid Obesity, Obesity Surgery, Roux-En-Y, Biliopancreatic Diversion, Gastroplasty, Lap Ban

  • Silver Cross Hospital's bariatric surgery program has received national accreditation as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

    This accreditation provides patients, who are seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions, with a high-quality choice for receiving treatment at a nationally accredited program that meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care in the greater South Cook and Will Counties.
  • BMI Surgery and Silver Cross Hospital’s weight loss surgery program has been designated a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) Accredited Center by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
  • This designation recognizes surgical programs with a track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery and adherence to rigorous standards.
  • Check out our other patients. We are proud of their success and think they are a good indication of the experience you will have.
  • BMI Surgery team includes members of the surgeon's staff, such as the program coordinator and a dietitian. You will work closely with this team before and long after surgery, so it's important for you to meet everyone and talk about how you will work together to help you reach your goals.
  • BMI Surgery's bariatric program consists of a combination of the following healthcare professionals:
    1. program coordinator
    2. psychologist
    3. dietician
    4. exercise physiologist
    5. various other healthcare professionals
  • Each expert is dedicated to providing support for bariatric patients both before and after surgery. We also provide support groups that can be helpful in adjusting to new daily habits.
  • Our program is 1 of only 8 in Illinois and we are the only bariatric surgery program in Will, Grundy, Kankakee and Southwest Cook Counties that has been recognized as a MBSAQIP Accredited Center - Comprehensive.
  • BMI Surgery has performed nearly 3,000 weight loss surgeries.
  • We compare favorably to all national benchmarks.
  • We have a remarkably low major and minor complication rate compared to local, regional, and national rates.
  • Our patients experience greater weight loss than published benchmarks.
  • It is especially significant that so many of our patients are willing to act as a referral for their family, friends, and other interested candidates.
  • At BMI Surgery, we feature our patients’ history and before and after photos in the Home page of our website so that you can see real people and real results.
  • BMI Surgery provides long-term care with follow-up appointments, information, and support resources such as Web-based clinical support tools so we can keep you on track.
  • In addition, BMI provides patients with Web-based tools and support groups that can be helpful in adjusting to new daily habits.
  • If you have health insurance, choosing a surgeon that is part of your insurance network can significantly reduce out-of-pocket costs. But, you usually have to contact your insurance provider in advance to see if the surgeon you choose and the surgery you select are covered by your plan.
    1. Find out if you have insurance coverage for bariatric surgery.
    2. If surgery is covered, work with your bariatric practice to gather all the required documentation for pre-approval.
    3. Follow up to make sure your insurance company has received your materials.

Our bariatric health care facilities: Silver Cross Hospital Campus in New Lenox, Illinois. Silver Cross Hospital Weight Loss, BMI Surgery, MBSAQIP Accredited Center - Comprehensive, Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery, Chicago, Joliet, SW Chicago Suburbs, IL
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Our bariatric health care team: Our Bariatric Surgeons: Dr. Christopher Joyce and Dr. Brian Lahmann, Our Bariatric Coordinator: Cherrish Jany, Our Dietician: Susan Murray,
Our Exercise Specialists: Charles Murray, Our Practice Manager: Vicki Funk, Our Insurance Coordinator: Nicole Puntney, Our Nurse Assistant:
Peggy Draksler, Our Patient Services Representative: Toni Colwell, Our Medical Assistant: Christine Gonzales.