Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Specialists

Minneapolis, Minnesota

As Co-Medical Director of the Unity Hospital Bariatric Center, Dr. Jeffrey Baker has committed his career to an expertise in minimally invasive surgery. Accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), formerly called a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, the Unity Hospital Bariatric Center allows Dr. Baker the opportunity to remain on the forefront of the ever-changing weight loss community and offer his patients safe experiences with fast recoveries.

Dr. Baker has performed more than 1,900 weight loss surgeries since his first gastric bypass operation in 1997. He most often utilizes the Roux en Y gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding and vertical sleeve gastrectomy procedures, in addition to several types of revisional surgeries. Keeping the safety of patients in mind, almost all of Dr. Baker's procedures are done laparoscopically. He believes in one-on-one interaction with his patients in order to help them determine which surgery is most appropriate for their condition and lifestyle.

"Our approach is to treat each patient as an individual," Dr. Baker said. "We consider the patient as a whole person. Our team of highly trained nurse clinicians, dieticians and psychologists work with each patient every step of the way to ensure a successful result. We don't leave any part of the care process to chance."

The Unity Hospital Bariatric Center has been the "gold standard" in Minnesota since its inception in 1996, and has helped more than 7,000 people in the North Metro achieve long-term weight loss. The Center's staff understands that weight loss surgery is a lifelong commitment and is there to support all patients from the beginning of their process through surgery and throughout their lives.

Free Introduction to Weight Loss Surgery
If you are interested in learning more about weight loss surgery, we invite you to attend our "Introduction to Weight Loss Surgery" class. The class is free of charge. To register, or for more information, call (763)236-2045.

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View Dr. Baker performing Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery on OR-

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Dr. Baker and staff featured in the January 2008 issue of Bariatric Times.

Jeffrey Baker, MD, in a recent bariatric procedure.
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Studies confirm death rates drop dramatically after Bariatric surgery.