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Weight Loss Surgery

Your weight management team may recommend surgery as your best option to reach weight loss goals. You can trust that if weight loss surgery is the right path for you, our team of experienced professionals will encourage and support you.

LAP-BAND® Gastric Banding

Altru’s Weight Management Program focuses on LAP-BAND® gastric banding. Gastric banding is the only adjustable surgical treatment for clinically severe obesity in the United States. It promotes weight loss by reducing the capacity of the stomach and helping you feel full quicker and longer after meals.

Altru Health System is an Accredited Band Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, a part of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery.

Support and Education Options:

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group

The support group helps patients learn more about their weight loss experience. The group focuses on discussion with others who have had surgery and with knowledgeable professionals.

Behavior Change

This program focuses on the behavioral aspects of our lives that can prevent the achievement of weight loss goals.

Nutrition Support

After surgery, continued nutrition education and support is available with registered dietitians. Additionally, nutrition support is also available through a variety of class offerings.

Ready to make a change? Contact us at or 701.780.6729, or make an appointment via MyHealth.