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About St. Paul Surgeons

Since 1955, referring physicians have come to depend on the expertise of St. Paul Surgeons, Ltd. for their patients who need surgery.  Our board-certified physicians are among the area's most trusted and experienced surgeons, delivering surgical care to patients of all ages. 

St. Paul Surgeons is an independent group practice serving the East Metro community. Our offices are conveniently located in Maplewood & St.Paul, Minnesota. We perform surgical procedures at HealthEast St.Joseph's, St.John's, & Woodwinds, and United Hospitals. Because we use minimally invasive techniques  many procedures can be done at the outpatient surgery centers in Maplewood & St. Paul. 

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 Bariatric Surgery

St. Paul Surgeons has been providing comprehensive surgical care for the morbidly obese for over 30 years. In a time when popular opinion was that morbid obesity was an issue of self-control, our surgeons recognized that it was a medical issue with devastating consequences to health, and that surgery was the only reliable tool for long term successful weight loss.

Dr. William Rupp, Dr. Peter Kelly and Dr. James McGreevy specialize in Bariatric Surgery.   Initially certified in 2005, and recertified in 2011, Drs. Rupp and Kelly, together with United Hospital, are a designated "Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®" by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.  We offer a complete program that includes extensive pre-surgical assessment and education, and solid support following surgery - critical to helping patients achieve their goals of better health, increased self-esteem and improved quality of life. There are few bariatric centers that offer the breadth of experience or quality of follow-up that we have.

Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® is a registered trademark of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Used by permission of ASMBS.  All rights reserved.

The first step in the process is to attend our St Paul Surgeon's Weight Loss Surgery Introduction Meeting.  If your BMI is 40 or more,or if you are 100 pounds or more overweight you may qualify for bariatric surgery.  Scheduling is simple.   Click Request Appointment or call our office at 651-227-6351 to register for the next class!  Because this step is so important for informed consent, it is required of all patients.  Additional information on surgical weight loss can be found at Bariatric Surgery Source or the ASMBS Learning Center.

Vitamins and nutritional supplements that are tailored specifically for baratric patients are available for puchase through our eStore.   Just click Bariatric Advantage or UNJURY to see products, pricing, and ordering information.

Our Changing Image Bariatric Surgery Support Group meets at 6pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  Check our Facebook page for information and updates.  Hope you can join us!

  
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Adjustable Gastric Banding Vertical Banded Gastroplasty Sleeve Gastrectomy

The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass works by limiting the amount of food that can be eaten and changing how the body absorbs calories and nutrients.   Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is considered both "restrictive and malabsorptive" in function.     This type of surgery can be performed  either laparoscopically  or using an open technique.  

Bariatric surgery is a tool to help you lose weight, not a cure.  Decreased calorie intake and increased physical activity are vital to achieve, and maintain, your weight loss goals. 

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Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding is a procedure that works by reducing the amount of food that can be consumed at one sitting.   Because it works by limiting how much you can eat, it is referred to as a "restrictive" operation.   After the band is placed, adjustments are performed in the clinic setting until appropriate restriction is obtained.

Bariatric surgery is a tool to help you lose weight, not a cure.  Decreased calorie intake and increased physical activity are vital to achieve, and maintain, your weight loss goals. 

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Vertical Banded Gastroplasty (VBG) is another option at St Paul Surgeons.  This is an open procedure that works by reducing the amount of food that can be consumed at one sitting.   Because it works by limiting how much you can eat, it is referred to as a "restrictive" operation.

Bariatric surgery is a tool to help you lose weight, not a cure.  Decreased calorie intake and increased physical activity are vital to achieve, and maintain, your weight loss goals. 

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The sleeve gastrectomy is another type of bariatric procedure that is offered at St Paul Surgeons, Ltd.  This is a laparoscopic or open procedure that works by reducing the amount of food that can be consumed at one sitting.  

Bariatric surgery is a tool to help you lose weight, not a cure.  Decreased calorie intake and increased physical activity are vital to achieve, and maintain, your weight loss goals. 

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