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Weight Loss Surgery
Avera Bariatric Institute

Do you have a question about what you can expect as you embark on your weight-loss journey? Check out this section to learn about new technology, our weight loss team and find answers to some of your most common questions, answered by our expert team of surgeons and staff.

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A New Non-Surgical Solution for Weight Loss

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If you have 30 to 50 pounds to lose, Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center is the only South Dakota location to offer a revolutionary weight-loss procedure: ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon. There is no surgery or incision, but rather a balloon is inserted into the stomach via endoscope so you feel more satisfied and naturally eat less. It can help you lose 3.1 times more weight than with diet and exercise alone.

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Contact the Avera Bariatric Institute

For more information on weight loss surgery at Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center please contact:

Kim McCoy, RN, CDE
Bariatric Coordinator
1325 S. Cliff Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57117

Phone: 605-322-1320
Fax: 605-322-1287

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Avera McKennan Bariatric Institute is recognized as an American College of Surgeons Level 1 Accredited Center and is certified as a Metabolic and Bariatric Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.