Bariatric Surgery

If you’ve struggled a long time to lose significant weight and have found traditional methods of dieting and exercise unhelpful, weight loss surgery may provide you with a new lease on life. Morbid obesity is a deadly condition, causing problems like high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. Undergoing weight loss surgery in North Idaho can help you win your struggle against obesity and regain control of your health and well-being. The latest innovative techniques and most competent weight loss surgeons are available at Northwest Specialty Hospital. Our staff truly cares about your journey to weight loss success.

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Northwest Specialty Hospital’s Expert Staff Is Committed To Your Weight Loss Success

At Northwest Specialty Hospital we are dedicated to your weight loss success far beyond the operating room. We first meet with you to make sure you are a good candidate for weight loss surgery. Most people who qualify for weight loss surgery in North Idaho have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more, which generally translates to about 100 pounds of excess weight for men and 80 pounds for women. Surgery is sometimes recommended for people with a BMI lower than 40. Weight loss surgery success requires that patients are dedicated to a positive outcome, and willing to follow a specific diet and exercise routine.

The most common type of weight loss surgery in North Idaho reduces the amount the stomach can hold. Weight loss surgery results in rapid weight loss for 18 to 24 months after surgery. Patients who complete weight loss surgery find their high blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease, sleep apnea, and diabetes may be greatly diminished.

Weight Loss Surgery In North Idaho Provides A New Lease On Life

If you’ve tried other methods of weight loss for years without success, surgery can offer you a new lease on a happier, healthier life. At Northwest Specialty Hospital, our compassionate, expert staff is here to walk with you through your journey to renewed well-being. Our high staff-to-patient ratio means you’ll get quality individualized care. Call us today at 206-262-2945 to take the first steps toward freedom.

Our Providers

Derek Dirks

M.D.

Dr. Dirks grew up in Coeur d’Alene, ID. He is a graduate of the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID with a...

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Kelly Hurt

LCSW

Kelly Hurt, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker. Kelly graduated with her Master of Social Work from Eastern Washington University and...

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Robert Johnson

M.D.

Dr. Robert Johnson grew up in rural Minnesota. He played many sports growing up, and still loves to play hockey. He completed...

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Brian Kazmierski

PA-C

Brian E. Kazmierski, PA-C graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science from the University of Washington School of Medicine. He obtained...

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Laurie McBride

R.D., L.D

Laurie serves as a Dietitian and is very enthusiastic about helping patients reach their healthy lifestyle goals and manage various medical conditions...

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John Pennings

M.D., FACS, FASMBS

Dr. John Pennings received his MD degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School, which was followed by a general surgery residency...

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Jennifer Ramsrud

RDN, CDCES

Jennifer is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. She graduated from University of Idaho with her Master’s...

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Cory Richardson

M.D., FACS, FASMBS

Dr. Richardson grew up in Mammoth Lakes, CA. He attended the University of Nevada, Reno where he was a member of the...

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Jonathan Saxe

PA-C, DSc

Jonathan L. Saxe, PA-C, DSc, graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the University of Illinois. He then received a commission...

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Amanda Simpson

PA-C

Amanda K. Simpson, PA-C, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from Biola University in La Mirada, CA. She then...

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