Lap Band Surgery at St. Francis Weight Loss Center in Indianapolis, IN
St. Francis Weight Loss Center, part of St. Francis Health Care Hospital in Indianapolis, IN, offers bariatric surgery and physician-directed weight-loss programs. The program’s proven weight-loss procedures include adjustable gastric banding, gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy and revisional procedures.
St. Francis is a designated Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery.
The weight-loss team St. Francis partners with weight-loss specialists to achieve sustained weight loss, improve serious medical conditions and increase the quality of patients’ lives.
Dr. Eve Olsen
St. Francis’s weight-loss team is headed by Dr. Eve Olsen, Medical Director. Dr. Olson was the first physician in Indianapolis to take the specialty examinations given by the American Board of Bariatric Physicians, a specialty service organization of the American Medical Association.
She is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, the Obesity Society, and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Olsen also serves as a board reviewer for the American Board of Bariatric Medicine. Dr. Olson has practiced medicine for more than 25 years and has been a member of the St. Francis Hospital and Health Centers medical staff since 1984. She has served as president of the medical staff at St. Francis and serves on the St. Francis Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors.
Other weight-loss team members at St. Francis include registered dietitians, registered nurses, behavioral counselors, and insurance/financial counselors.
Visit the Sr. Francis Weight Loss Center at stfrancishospitals.org/Weightloss or call 317-782-7525 for more information on weight loss options. The center also offers free educational seminars at their Indianapolis location: St. Francis Weight Loss Center, 5230-A E. Stop 11 Rd., Indianapolis, IN.
Lap Band Surgery at Tower Surgical in Indianapolis, IN
Tower Surgical of Indianapolis, Indiana was founded in 1970. The center is a group of 11 board-certified, experienced surgeons offering general surgery and specialized procedures, including lap band surgery. Their training includes trauma surgery, organ transplant, and laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. All the surgeons at Tower Surgical hold memberships in professional medical associations, including the American College of Surgeons, the American Board of Surgery, the American Medical Association and the Indiana State Medical Association. The dedicated staff are also active as teaching instructors at local universities and hospitals, and are published in medical journals and textbooks.
Bariatric weight loss services offered through Tower Surgical are lap band, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. The center’s surgeons operate at Clarian Health, Community Health Network, and Hendricks Regional Health hospitals.
Dr. Christopher M. Bearden
Board-certified surgeon Dr. Chris M. Bearden joined Tower Surgical in 2008. He holds a biomedical engineering degree from Tulane University and a medical doctorate from Louisiana State University. He completed his general surgery internship and residency at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. He has published multiple papers and spoken at national meetings on his research. Dr. Bearden is married and has two children.
Visit Tower Surgical online at towersurgical.com or call 317-923-7211 for more information. Find them in person at 1801 Senate Blvd. Ste. #635, Indianapolis, IN 46202.