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Programs and services : Weight-Loss Surgery

Sanford Weight-Loss Surgery

The regionís most established weight loss surgery program

Our team of experts understands that choosing to have weight loss surgery is a big decision.  And you deserve a program and team you can trust.  As you can see, the numbers say it all.

We’ve performed more than 2,200 procedures in 15 years – right here in the region. One year after surgery, patients have experienced significant health improvements such as:

  • 79% reduced or resolved at least one obesity-related condition
  • 71% improved or resolved type 2 diabetes
  • 71% lowered or resolved high lipid levels
  • 67% reduced or eliminated acid reflux

Our team brings 20 years of experience and provides comprehensive care from start to finish. Our team includes:

  • Physicians and advanced practice providers
  • Specially trained nurses
  • Bariatric nurse coordinator
  • Bariatric dietician
  • Psychologists
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Spiritual care

Call (701) 323-5300 to learn more.


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

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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