Lap Band Surgery Centers and Doctors in Milwaukee, WI

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Lap Band Surgery at the Bariatric Institute of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI

All of the doctors at the Bariatric Institute of Wisconsin perform laparoscopic surgeries for weight loss, including Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, and biliopancreatic diversion with Duodenal Switch.  The institute’s team of surgeons was one of the first in the state to develop a program for minimally invasive weight loss surgery.

Dr. David Engstrand

Dr. Engstrand graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1981, completing an internship and residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals. He is a board-certified surgeon and an active member of the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons.  

Dr. James W. Burhop
"I have watched my patients' attitudes and outlooks transform after Bariatric Surgery. It’s not just about losing weight; it’s about joining life.”

Dr. Burhop joined the Bariatric Institute in 2000 and has extensive experience in laparoscopic surgery techniques.  He is also a board-certified surgeon and an active member of the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons.  

Caring Staff and Support When You Need It

Research has shown that long-term treatment for obesity is most successful when surgery is combined with lifestyle changes that support healthy choices.  The team at the Bariatric Institute of Wisconsin has developed a comprehensive program to help patients change the way they live.  Registered dieticians, physical therapists, a psychologist, and health support staff  all work together to care for patients pre- and post-operatively.

The Bariatric Institute of Wisconsin is located at 22370 W. Bluemond Road, Suite 102, Wauskesha, WI 53186.  Email the Institute at or call 262-522-8300 for a free weight-loss consultation.  Visit the Bariatric Institute of Wisconnsion online at

Lap Band Surgery at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaulkee, Wisconsin

The first hospital to offer gastric bypass and the Lap-Band system, Auoroa Sinai has a history of helping patients achieve their weight loss goals through bariatric surgery.  The center offers three different types of laparascopic bariatric surgery:  the lap-band system, vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG), and the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

Dr. Thomas Chua

Medical director Dr. Thomas Chua is a pioneer in the field of bariatric surgery, and his advice and teaching is widely-sought by other surgeons in the field and at medical conferences across the world. He graduated from Far Eastern Medical College and completed his residency at Sinai Samaritan Medical Center in general surgery.

Stating that bariatric surgery is “only a tool,” the bariatric team at Aurora Sinai Medical Center encourages patients to attend a free educational seminar to learn about the full scope of the bariatric program as well as the physical, emotional, and nutritional counseling they offer. 

Visit the bariatric program page at Aurora Sinai Medical Center of Marquette (near downtown Milwaukee) or call 414- 219-3008.  The bariatric program is located on the 1st floor of the Aurora Sinai Medical Center, 945 N. 12th St., Milwaukee, WI 53233.

lap-band or not

I am turning 62 in a 6 weeks. I plumped up in my late 30's and could never loose it.Now I am 60+ lbs overweight and have trouble biking or hiking or dancing. I continue to gain no matter what I do. I am always starving. I have developed asma and athritis in my hips and knees, over the moon coleserol and triglycerides. My cousin who is physically like me, gained even more then me and had a heart attack which promted her to have the by-pass and she lost 125lbs. She had to have skin removal afterwards...I am afraid that I am going to get bigger and will be too old to have any surgical help. I think if I got the lap-band now, it could save my life. I hope it is not too expensive.
I am scared to stay fat. I am scared I will end up with deflated balloon skin if I loose this weight. I am scared I won't be able to afford a lap band.I am afraid I won't qualify for the procedure.
Guess I just need to make the consultation appointment and quit worrying. I will never know if I just keep sitting here worrying.

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