Bariatrics and Medical Weight Loss - North
7250 Clearvista Parkway, Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46256
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Our Commitment to Change and Your Success
Bariatric services at Community Hospital North is an accredited bariatric surgery center that is committed to directing your approach to solidify a permanent change with a lifetime of support. The physicians and staff of Community Health Network bariatric services have helped hundreds of patients lose significant amounts of weight, as well as make great strides in improving their health and quality of life.
Please call us for details about information seminars. Our usual in-person seminars are on pause for patient and caregiver safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Community Bariatric Services North services offers laparoscopic weight loss surgery, including gastric bypass (Roux en Y), sleeve gastrectomy, revisional procedures, and adjustable gastric banding. We also offer non-surgical, medical weight loss programs. Our team of highly-skilled and dedicated professionals looks forward to partnering with you on your weight loss journey.
Bariatric services offers a diverse team of professionals to assist you. Our team consists of physicians, psychologists and staff who have helped hundreds of patients lose significant amounts of weight, as well as make great strides in improving their health and quality of life.
Bariatric Medicine Physician
- Whitney Blakley, MD (non-surgical weight loss)
Your bariatric team includes nurses, registered dietitians, insurance specialists and more.
Blue Distinction Center+
Community Bariatric Services - North is a Blue Distinction Center+. To receive this designation, programs must not only demonstrate expertise in delivering high-quality bariatric surgical care, but also do so in a cost-efficient manner for patients.
Hospitals must be a Blue Distinction Center before they can receive the Blue Distinction Center+ designation. To see the evaluation criteria for Blue Distinction Centers+ for Bariatric Surgery, visit www.bcbs.com/bluedistinction.
MBSAQIP Accredited – Comprehensive Center
Bariatric services at Community Hospital North is an accredited bariatric surgery center through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). This prestigious designation recognizes surgical programs around the country that offer comprehensive pre-surgical and post-surgical commitment to bariatric patients and that have demonstrated a track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery.
Community Hospital North bariatric services offers a variety of support groups for pre-op and post-op weight loss surgery patients. The groups are led by members of the bariatric services team to provide additional support for patients undergoing lifestyle changes before and after bariatric surgery, including adjustable gastric banding, gastric bypass and gastric sleeve procedures.
It's easy to refer a patient for consultation with bariatric services. Choose from the options below:
- Complete the Surgical Patient Referral form and fax to us at 317-621-6040.
- Call us at 317-621-7771.
- E-mail us
When you refer a patient to us, we will:
- Have our patient representative call the patient to get his or her insurance information.
- Have our insurance specialist verify a patient's insurance qualifications to determine if bariatric surgery is covered under the patient's plan.
- Schedule a patient consultation with our surgeon and psychologist.
- Have the surgeon send a consultation letter to keep you informed.
- Submit insurance information and follow up to gain approval.
- Provide sample physician referral letters for pre-certification approval.
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Learn more about bariatric surgery and medical weight loss options at Community.