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ASMBS Center of Excellence Certification
New Lenox, IL March 31, 2014:

Silver Cross Hospital’s Bariatric Surgery Program Receives Re-Accreditation as Center of Excellence

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) has awarded Silver Cross Hospital a three-year re-certification as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® for the hospital’s weight loss surgery program.

The ASMBS Center of Excellence designation recognizes programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric (gastric bypass) weight loss surgery.

Discover a Healthier, Happier You
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Joliet, IL. Summer, 2013:

Discover a Healthier, Happier You Click to read full article in Good Housekeeping magazine.

Two years ago, JoDonna weighed 350 pounds. "I was ripe for a host of medical complications," she says.

JoDonna says, "The surgeons’ credentials were impressive, the patients gave glowing reviews, and Dr. Joyce treated me like a person, not like a case."

Today, says JoDonna, life is easier. And more fun!

Local Woman Grateful After Weight Loss Surgery
Norma Phillips before her weight loss surgery, left, and after, right.

Joliet, IL. Spring, 2011:

Local Woman Grateful After Weight Loss Surgery

“Since my surgery I have regained my life back and I am full of energy,” says 66 year-old Phillips.

“Norma is a wonderful example of how life-changing bariatric surgery can be. Her dedication to adhering to the program by eating well and exercising are impressive,” says Dr. Lahmann.


Joliet, IL. April 17, 2011:

Joliet Woman Reborn After 200-Pound Weight Loss

Holly Caponi is half the woman she used to be — and glad of it.

One year after laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, Caponi's weight has dropped from 450 to 250, she has lots of confidence and energy, and she feels healthier than ever.


Joliet, IL. January 4, 2011:

Couple Loses Over 380 Pounds

Oswego residents Amelia Kleymann lost 158 pounds and Michael Kleymann lost 230 pounds the first year after weight loss surgery at Silver Cross Hospital.
/2010-12-10-Silver Cross Physicians Reach 2,000 Surgery Milestone
Joliet,IL. December 10, 2010:

Silver Cross Physicians Reach 2,000 Surgery Milestone

Christopher Joyce, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Brian Lahmann M.D., F.A.C.S., bariatric surgeons with BMI Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital, continue to be pioneers in bariatric medicine as they recently achieved the elite milestone of performing over 2,000 weight loss surgeries.


Joliet, IL. Nov. 17, 2010:

Silver Cross Physician to Lead State Bariatric Surgery Association

/2010-07-30-Attention!!! BMI Patients & Friends.pdf Joliet, IL. July 30, 2010:

Attention!!! BMI Patients & Friends

BMI Surgery Vitamins: BMI Surgery vitamins can now be ordered on-line through our website and shipped directly to your home or office.
Cigna becomes the third insurer to cover laparoscopic sleeve procedure
Joliet, IL. June 1, 2010:

Cigna becomes the third insurer to cover laparoscopic sleeve procedure

Bariatric procedures finally recognized by insurers as medically necessary.
Joliet, IL, May 1st, 2010

Dr. Christopher Joyce and Dr. Brian Lahmann Pass the 1,000 Gastric Band Surgery Mark

Suburban Chicago based Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery Center now falls into the elite class of surgical teams in the nation to surpass 1,000 gastric band surgeries.

The Entrepreneurs Show - Online Radio Interview with Dr. Christopher Joyce
Sarasota, FL, March 7th, 2010:

The Entrepreneurs Show

An online radio interview with Dr. Christopher Joyce, Medical Director, BMI Surgery, Joliet, IL.

Click above to listen as Internet Radio Host Albert Grzybowski interviews Dr. Christopher Joyce about:

  • some of the latest surgical procedures available for weight loss, their effectiveness and the their selection,
  • some of the causes and effects of obesity (hormonal, genetic, etc.),
  • Dr. Joyce's personal reasons for his career choice as well as his own personal heros, and
  • the future directions for medically-supervised weight loss, including possibilities for appetite suppressor medication.
/2010-01-18-Silver Cross Speaks on WJOL
Joliet, IL. January 18, 2010:

Podcast: “Silver Cross Speaks

Radio personality Joe Tippett hosts a weekly program: “Silver Cross Speaks” to discuss current healthcare issues and new services available at Silver Cross Hospital in Will County.

Click above to listen to the January 18th, 2010 interview with Ms. Cherrish Janey, BMI Surgery Registered Nurse, Bariatric Coordinator, and lap band surgery patient. Cherrish discusses:
  • the obesity epidemic in the United States,
  • some of the health issues associated with morbid obesity,
  • surgical weight loss procedures and procedures available to patients today, and
  • the free Weight Loss Seminars and Fairs held by the Silver Cross Hospital to help people loose weight.

"Bariatric surgery is the only
proven method of achieving
weight control in the morbidly

         Dr. Christopher Joyce

Walk in the shoes of a morbidly
obese person for one day and
you will understand their