Bariatric & Metabolic Weight Loss

North Memorial Health Specialty Clinic - Robbinsdale Robbinsdale Medical Building
3366 Oakdale Ave. N
Suite 200
Robbinsdale, MN 55422

Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

Weighing the Benefits

With bariatric weight loss surgery, it’s not just what you lose, but what you gain. For those who qualify for bariatric surgery, weight loss isn’t just about the numbers on the scale or the size on your clothes tags. It can help reduce the risk of other conditions or help you manage ones you may already have, such as Type 2 diabetes. Lose weight quickly and safely, create sustainable change in your life, and celebrate a healthier you.
Start Your Journey

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The North Memorial Health Advantage

  • We are an accredited Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) because we meet the highest standards for customer safety and quality of care.
  • We work as a comprehensive care team to make sure you receive care for your whole self, with the support you need and deserve before, during, and after surgery.
  • Over the past four years, our bariatrics customers have lost an average of 72 pounds.
  • More than 90 percent of our customers with diabetes are able to reduce their medications, and of those, greater than 87 percent are in total remission after one year.
  • We offer minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. These options may help reduce discomfort after surgery and recovery time.
  • We help you determine not only what “healthy” specifically looks like to you, but also to create sustainable change, improving your overall quality of life.
  • We offer options for customers without insurance or those with limited insurance benefits.
  • We offer a monthly support group meeting to those in our program at all stages in their journey.
  • The Women’s Choice Award ranked North Memorial Health in the top four percent of hospitals in Bariatrics in 2022. This recognition is unique in that it combines national accreditations, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results and hospital outcome scores with primary research about women’s healthcare preferences.

Start Your Journey

Interested in beginning your weight loss journey? Start here.


Begin your weight loss surgery journey by watching this 30-minute video. The video will give you a clear understanding of the Bariatric and Metabolic weight loss surgery program offered at North Memorial Health, including the types of procedures available, the process leading up to the surgery and the lifestyle changes after the surgery.


To move to the next step in your weight loss surgery journey, you must view this video in its entirety. Once the video is complete, you will be asked to fill out a brief form notifying our care team to contact you to discuss next steps.


Conditions & Care Options

Learn more about your condition and how it may be treated at North Memorial Health.

List of Conditions

List of Services

Behavioral Health

Fitness Classes

Health & Wellness Education

Home Visit Follow-up

Nutrition Counseling

Monthly Support Group Meetings

List of Surgeries

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y)

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Care Team

Our highly trained experts empower you with the knowledge and the support you need to get the healthcare you want.

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Sarah Lippert, MD, FACS

Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
I enjoy being able to help people every day.
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Ryan Lehmann

Ryan Lehmann, RDN, LD

Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
Everything in balance.
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Vishal Kudav

Vishal Kudav, MD

General and Bariatric Surgery
My customers are like family; their health and well-being are of utmost importance to me.
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Rachel D. Miller, PA-C

Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
My goal is to provide a quality experience that meets all of the customer's surgical needs.
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Kelly Leier

Kelly Leier, RN, BSN

Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
My passion is to help our customers achieve their best health through education and support.
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Lucian Panait

Lucian Panait, MD

General and Bariatric Surgery
My customers' needs and well-being matter most: we will work together to achieve best outcomes.
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Munyaradzi Chimukangara, MD

Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
I care for my customers and their medical concerns with compassion and integrity.
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Elizabeth Becker, APRN/AGNP-C

Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
I aim to help customers maintain or regain their health.
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Jonathan Gipson, MD, FACS

Trauma, Acute Care, General and Bariatric Surgery
I aim to step in and intervene in my customers' moments of greatest need to restore their health.
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Partnership Practices

Specialists in General Surgery

Specialists in General Surgery (SGS)

We provide the tools to help you be successful with surgical weight loss and guide you through the process before and after surgery. Providing bariatric surgery at North Memorial since 2014.

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Bhatti GI

Bhatti GI is a comprehensive weight loss practice offering medical, endoscopic and surgical solutions for patients who suffer from obesity and related illnesses.