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Bismarck

  Sanford Downtown Walk-in Clinic
Serving all ages
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  Sanford North Walk-in Clinic
Serving all ages
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  Sanford Children's Walk-in Clinic
Serving children
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Dickinson


  Sanford Health Walk-in Clinic
Serving all ages
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Minot


  Sanford Health Walk-in Clinic
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Programs and services : Weight-Loss Surgery

Sanford Weight-Loss Surgery

If you're 100 pounds or more overweight, and have been trying unsuccessfully to lose weight for years, weight-loss surgery provides comparatively fast results and gets you to a healthy body weight more quickly. In fact, most patients lose 50—80 percent of their excess weight in just the first year.

More than 2,000 successful weight-loss surgeries have been performed at Sanford Health, with patients collectively losing more than 200,000 pounds. This represents more surgeries being performed at Sanford Health than any other health care organization in the region.

Sanford Health's comprehensive weight-loss surgery program offers all three weight-loss surgery options: Roux-en Y gastric bypass, lap band and sleeve gastrectomy.

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Doctors

Bree Dewing, MD
Weight-loss surgery
   
Steven Bock, MD
Weight-loss surgery

Physician assistant

Deb Held, PA-C
Weight-loss surgery

Bariatric dietician

Mikaela Hirst Mikaela Hirst
Bariatric dietician

 

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence (MBSAQIP)
The Bismarck region of Sanford Health received re-designation as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery.  This accreditation acknowledges the Bismarck region’s commitment to providing quality improvement and patient safety for bariatric surgery patients. It also demonstrates our ability to meet the needs of bariatric surgery patients by providing multidisciplinary, high-quality, patient-centered care.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, together with Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, has designated certain facilities that meet stringent quality criteria, as established by medical experts and organizations, as Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery. Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery provide a full range of Bariatric surgical care services, including inpatient care, post-operative care, follow-up and patient education. Institutions that are part of the program measures of structure, process and outcomes of care, and are subject to periodic reevaluation. For a Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery program description or summary of the program requirements, go to www.bcbs.com/why-bcbs/blue-distinction/.

Note: Designation as Blue Distinction Centers means that these facilities' overall experience and aggregate data met objective criteria established in collaboration with expert clinicians' and leading medical societies' recommendations. Individual outcomes may vary. To find out which services are covered under your policy at these or any other facilities, please call your local Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield Plan.

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