Discover the Top Bariatric Surgeons in Ohio with our hand-picked list.

Ohio is home to 11.7 million people, a 0.264% increase from the previous year, according to data from the 2018 survey. $56,111 is the median salary of Ohio residents. The number saw a 3.87% growth from the previous year, i.e. 2017. The median age of the residents is 39.5 years. Ohio has a 1,307:1 ratio of patients to primary care physicians. This ratio represents a 0.538% increase from the previous year.

Compared to the neighboring states of Kentucky and Indiana, the ratio of patients to primary care physicians is low in Ohio, which is really good. Although, it is higher compared to the ratio in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Michigan. In 2014, the per capita personal healthcare spending in the state was $8,712. This was a 5,14% increase from the previous year, i.e. 2013. Per enrollee, Medicare spending on personal healthcare was $11,038 between 2013 and 2014. The Medicaid spending per enrollee was $7,007, while private health insurance spending per enrollee was $4,371.

Adult obesity rates across different counties of Ohio ranges between 24.9% to 40.3%. The county with the highest adult obesity rate, i.e. 36.6% to 40.3% is Hocking county.

In terms of health coverage, Ohio has a low ratio of uninsured individuals at 5.97%. 50.9% of the population has employer coverage, 18.2% are on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 1.35% on military or VA coverage, and 10.6% have non-group health insurance. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of uninsured individuals in the state grew by 6.15%. 10.7% of the population in Ohio did not visit a doctor in 12 months due to cost.

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700 Children's Dr, Columbus, OH 43205, US

General Pediatric Surgery
Dr. Michalsky, MD, FACS, FAAP, is a board-certified general and pediatric surgeon who has 32 years of surgical experience. His area of expertise includes - gastric sleeve surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and adjustable gastric banding on severely obese adolescents. Dr. Michalsky is located in Columbus, Ohio.

2050 Kenny Road Concourse Suite 1222 Columbus, OH 43221

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Needleman, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon with more than 30 years of experience in metabolic and bariatric surgery. He has expertise in Gastric Bypass, Hernia Repair, and other minimally invasive robotic surgeries. Dr. Needleman is currently serving the Columbus, Ohio area.

6611 Clyo Rd. Suite F Dayton, OH 45459

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Northup, MD, FACS, is a board-certified bariatric surgeon with extensive experience, currently serving the Cincinnati, Ohio area. He is skilled in Biliopancreatic Diversion, LAP-BAND, Revision Surgeries, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, and Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy.

719 W North Ave Melrose Park, Illinois 60160

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Cohn, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon with a specialization in bariatric surgery. He has over 12 years of surgical experience and is currently serving the Cincinnati, Ohio area. He specializes in General Surgery, Gastroenterological Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, and Robotic Surgery.

8240 Northcreek Dr #2000, Cincinnati, OH 45236

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Kerlakian, MD, FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon specializing in minimally invasive weight loss surgery with more than 43 years of diverse experience in general surgery. He has performed more than 1,500 weight loss surgery procedures in his surgical career. He is an expert in Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and vertical sleeve gastrectomy and is currently located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

1900 23rd Street, Suite 403 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Chlysta, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is a board-certified general surgeon with more than 30 years of experience, currently serving the greater Cleveland, Ohio area. He has performed more than 1,000 bariatric surgeries and specializes in- Advanced Laparoscopy, Robotic surgery, Surgical endoscopy, Diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP, and Minimally invasive heartburn surgery.

36100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 170 Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Dr. Ben-Meir, MD, FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon with more than 22 years of experience, currently located in Cleveland, Ohio. He has specialized in Bariatric Medicine, Bariatric Surgery, and Colorectal Surgery apart from General Surgery. He has done more than 4,000 laparoscopic bariatric procedures including open and Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass; Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding - Allergan LAP-BAND and Realize Band, and revision surgeries.

7740 Washington Village Dr Ste 110 Dayton, OH 45459

General Surgery
Dr. Augusta, D.O, is a general and bariatric surgeon specialist with more than 12 years of experience, currently serving the greater Ohio area, including those located in Cleveland. He is skilled in Advanced Laparoscopic Bariatric and General Surgery. His area of specialty is Esophageal Surgery, Obesity-related surgery, and Laparoscopic Surgical Procedures.

10475 Reading Road, Suite 115 Cincinnati, OH 45241

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Curry, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon with a specialization in bariatric surgery with more than 31 years of experience, currently operating out of Cincinnati, Ohio. He has performed over 4000 laparoscopic gastric bands, 1000 laparoscopic bypasses, and 700 sleeve gastrectomies, in his surgical career. ​He is among the pioneer surgeons in Ohio, to perform both Orbera & ReShape gastric balloons and a national leader in this non-surgical treatment of obesity.

5500 N Meadows Dr Ste 210 Grove City, Ohio 43123

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Dabbs, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon with more than 14 years of experience, currently located in Columbus, Ohio. His specialization is general surgeries – like thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery. His surgical skills include treatment of – Hemorrhoids, Hernia, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Lymphedema, Pancreatitis, Enlarged Spleen, Esophageal Cancer, Gallstones, Anal Fissure, and Appendicitis.

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Ohio Weight Loss Surgery

Our mission is to connect you with the leading bariatric surgeons in Ohio. Here is our list of bariatric surgeon picks who serve Cincinnati and Cleveland.

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Our Selection Criteria:

1. Education

We list only the most qualified bariatric professionals who have accreditations, awards, and licensing.

2. Experience

Vast surgical experience in laparoscopic bariatric surgery and general surgery is a must.

3. Empathy

Surgeons with the professionalism and empathy to provide the best service to those seek obesity treatments.

Bariatric Surgery FAQs

Bariatric surgery can be a very effective weight loss tool that can help patients struggling with weight-related health issues, however, whether or not it is worth it for you will depend on individual circumstances.

The cost of bariatric surgery will likely vary greatly depending on factors like location, insurance coverage, and the exact procedure involved. Click here to learn more about the cost of bariatric surgery in Ohio.

Many insurance providers will cover bariatric surgery, however, this will depend on your specific provider.

Bariatric surgery can be a very effective weight loss tool for patients who suffer from weight-related health issues such as diabetes or hypertension.