19101 E Valley View Parkway, Suite B
Independence, MO 64055
Tel: 816-254-9292 • Fax: 816-795-8996
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Surgical Weight Loss

If you are considering weight loss surgery or have obesity related medical conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease or sleep apnea, contact us today. Dr. Sigi Joseph, a surgeon with advanced training in weight loss surgery can educate you on the latest surgical approaches, nutrition, exercise programs and aftercare related to weight loss surgery.

Click here for information on our free weight loss surgery seminars

Surgeries Offered

Lap Band

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Sleeve Gastrectomy

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Gastric Bypass

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Duodenal Switch

Revisional Surgeries

Endoscopic Revisional Procedures

Are You a Canditate for Surgery?

Gastric bypass and other weight-loss surgery could be an option for you if:

  • Efforts to lose weight with diet and exercise have been unsuccessful.
  • Your body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher (extreme obesity).
  • Your BMI is 35-39.9 (obesity), and you have a serious weight-related health problem such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea.
  • Your BMI is 30 to 34, and you have serious weight-related health issues.
  • You have no severe medical or psychological illness that would make surgery unnecessarily risky.
  • You have no drug or alcohol dependence or are well into an effective treatment program with at least one year of sobriety.

Learn More About Our Program

United Surgical Associates and Centerpoint Medical Center provide a compassionate team approach to support you in achieving weight loss results.

Your first step is to attend a Bariatric Weight Loss Seminar. During the free, hour long program, Dr. Joseph will discuss the various types of bariatric surgical procedures and the comprehensive physical, psychological and nutritional preparation process leading up to the surgery.

Seminars are offered on a regular basis. Please check our web site often for current dates and times.

Surgical Options

There are five common bariatric weight loss surgeries performed at Centerpoint Medical Center: lap band, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, duodenal switch, revisional surgeries and stomach balloon.


Each insurance policy may contain additional requirements for surgery qualifications. Please be sure to check with your insurance company to determine what specific requirements apply to you.

Calculate Your BMI

feet inches
BMI Classification Health Risk
Under 18.5 Underweight Minimal
18.5 – 24.9 Normal Weight Minimal
25 – 29.9 Overweight Increased
30 – 34.9 Obese High
35 – 39.9 Severely Obese Very High
40 and Over Morbidly Obese Extremely High