Bariatrics

Let’s build a lighter, brighter future together

Let’s build a brighter future together

Attend a free weight loss surgery seminar

Weight loss surgery is a big decision that can change your life for the better. That’s why we are excited that you want to learn more about the first steps to a new you. Our experienced medical staff and community is here to answer your questions and help you every step of the way to your weight loss success.

The benefits of weight loss surgery

When diet, exercise and medication aren't working, weight loss surgery may be an option for controlling excess weight. Research shows weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is the most effective way to achieve long-term weight loss. The benefits go beyond what you see on the scale. It can also improve a wide range of other health issues, such as diabetes, heart disease and sleep apnea. Patients who undergo bariatric surgery often experience improvements in energy, mobility, self esteem and overall health.

Getting started

Step 1: Fill out our online registration to attend a seminar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with more details and a link to view the online seminar.

Step 2: Complete the new patient paperwork. After you watch the seminar, fill out our paperwork and bring it to your initial consultation.

Step 3: Verify your insurance. Please call your insurance company to verify bariatric and weight management benefits. Click here for details.

Additional questions

Bariatric surgery and medical weight management are often covered by health insurance. Please contact your insurance to see if your specific health plan covers bariatric services. Click here for more details.

Bariatric surgery may be an option for adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more. If you have other serious health conditions, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, sleep apnea or heart disease, bariatric surgery may be beneficial if your BMI is between 35 and 40. If your BMI is below 35, you will not qualify for surgery

Use the BMI calculator below to see if you qualify.

Highly experienced in successful weight loss strategies and surgery, we offer a range of minimally-invasive laparoscopic procedures, including:

Roux-en-Y (roo-en-wy) gastric bypass

A surgeon creates a small pouch at the top of the stomach and connects it directly to the small intestine. This helps control appetite and regulate metabolism.

Sleeve gastrectomy

A surgeon removes about 80% of the stomach, leaving a long tube-like pouch. Similar to gastric bypass, this procedure reduces appetite and helps with metabolic regulation.

Service Providers

Jorge de Amorim, MD
General Surgery, Trauma Surgery

Krista Diekemper, RD, LD

Krista Diekemper, RD, LD
Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

Jessica Horst, NP
Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

Alexa Roth, MD
Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

Learn more by attending a free seminar

We’re here to help you start your journey to better health. We offer a free online seminar to explain every step of the weight loss process and what you can expect. Fill out our online registration HERE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing additional details and a link to view the online seminar.

Additional questions

We'd love to help you start your journey to better health. Please call us as 208-239-2620 for additional information.

Service Providers

Jorge de Amorim, MD
General Surgery, Trauma Surgery

Krista Diekemper, RD, LD

Krista Diekemper, RD, LD
Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

Jessica Horst, NP
Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

Alexa Roth, MD
Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery