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Weight Loss Surgery and Weight Management Program Ranks Among the Best


MetroHealth's Weight Loss Surgery and Weight Management Program recently received a distinguished level of re-certification for three years from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) as a Comprehensive Center with Obesity Medicine Qualifications.

This certification demonstrates MetroHealth's outstanding performance in the care and treatment of patients with obesity. ​MetroHealth's Weight Loss Surgery and Weight Management Center is the first in Ohio to receive this high level of certification.

Knowing MetroHealth's center is among the best in the nation in giving patients the confidence to take the first step in their weight loss journey. To help prepare patients, the center recently introduced ​​a free, 12-minute virtual seminar featuring MetroHealth bariatric and weight loss experts and their patients. 

Sergio Jose Bardaro, MD, Surgical Director of the Weight Loss Surgery and Weight Management Center, is among the experts featured in the program. He speaks from professional and personal experience. Dr. Bardaro has had bariatric surgery and has helped hundreds of patients on their weight loss journey.

"My goal for each and every patient is to make you recover your own life; to live a healthier life; to live a longer life; and to feel much better with you and your loved ones," Dr. Bardaro explains.

Bariatric surgery has been proven to help 85% of patients achieve a healthier weight and maintain it over a long period of time.

 "We really work to make sure that your surgery is a result of a plan that fits you and takes you from where you are to where you want to be," says Eileen Seeholzer, MD, MS, Medical Director.

One of the patients featured in the seminar is​ Connie Davis, who suffered from high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea and asthma.

"I had it all," she says. "I was trapped in my own body."

At 308 pounds, Connie says the decision to pursue bariatric surgery was her own.

"When I was able to make the decision, I was able to have a great team at MetroHealth to help guide me through the whole process," she says.

MetroHealth's Weight Loss Surgery and Weight Management Center is recognized as a Center of Excellence with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the American College of Surgeons.

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Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through five hospitals, four emergency departments, and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites. Each day, our nearly 9,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable health care–through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services–that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers For more information, visit