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Endobariatric Procedures

UI Health offers a variety of non-surgical weight loss procedures to fit the unique needs and health goals of each patient. Our comprehensive team of experts – including a Bariatrician, Dietician, and Bariatric Psychologist – provide expert care through endoscopic bariatric weight-loss options like intragastric balloon placement endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty and revision of previous bariatric surgeries.

Like any other weight loss program, your effort and commitment to making healthier lifestyle choices plays a role in ensuring your weight loss success. A benefit of choosing UI Health is that you have access to a comprehensive team of experts that is here every step of the way to support you through your weight loss journey.


Our Services

The Endobariatric Program at UI Health offers non-surgical options to help patients achieve weight loss, improve their health, and their quality of life.

The benefits of endoscopic bariatric procedures include lowering potential risks for heart disease, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, and more.


Intragastric Balloon Placement

A weight-loss procedure that involves placing a temporary balloon in the stomach to allow the patient to feel fuller faster and help lose weight.

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

A weight-loss procedure that reduces the size of a patient's stomach without the need for surgery or incisions.

Bariatric Surgery Revision

A revision weight-loss surgical procedure is performed on patients who have already undergone a form of bariatric surgery.

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For more information or to request an appointment call, 312.996.7598.


Zohair Ahmed, MD

Provider Spotlight

Dr. Zohair Ahmed from the Division of Gastroenterology and Digestive Diseases offers a variety of non-surgical weight loss procedures to fit the unique needs and health goals of each individual patient. Dr. Ahmed specializes in advanced gastroenterology procedures, with a specific interest in endoscopic bariatric weight-loss options, including intragastric balloon placement, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, and bariatric surgery revision.