At the Institute for Advanced Bariatric Surgery located in Lenexa, KS, we offer options for weight loss surgery. As an accredited bariatric surgery center we provide weight loss surgery for people in Lenexa, Kansas City, and surrounding areas. Find out more about surgeries to lose weight and how they can improve your life. Read testimonials from bariatric surgery patients and how their weight loss surgery helped them.

Check our after care support programs

  • Patient Support Group The support group is led by our bariatric surgeonsIt is a great opportunity to meet patients that already have had the operation and hear about their struggles, triumphs and efforts to change. Family and friends are encouraged to attend because they are the patient’s best support. A positive supportive environment can be an important adjunct for many during the weight loss period. There are many changes that are occurring fast, as well as adjustment and emotional issues that may arise. Often a person who is going through something similar to what you are may be the best person to understand and help. The discussions occur in a very positive and motivating environment. Many make friends or telephone buddies. The support groups are yet another way to motivate our patients and help to further their success with their weight loss and health goals.
    Meeting Schedule Join us on the following dates

    The Patient Support Group meets on Monday.

    The Patient support group is from 5:00PM to 5:45PM



    * July 25th, 2016
    * August 15th, 2016
    * September 19th, 2016
    * October 17th, 2016
    * Novermber 14th, 2016
    * December 12th, 2016
  • Nutrition/Behavior Modification Class The nutrition and behavior modification class is led by our dietician and psychologist.The major goal of these classes is to help patients identify and then start changing their eating behaviors and life style. The class is yet another opportunity to learn more about ourselves and our relationship with food. Patients have a strong input on the agenda of the class. The dietician and psychologists' goal is to help patients learn about nutrition, how to cope with stress, assist patients in identifying and then modifying their eating behaviors as well as life style to further their weight loss and health success goals.  The goal is permanent change.  Awareness of our eating habits and behaviors is a very important first step in weight loss. It is often the first step necessary to succeed with any long term or permanent change.
    Class Schedule

    The Nutrition and Behavior Modification classes meet on Monday.

    The Nutrition class is from 5:45 PM to 6:15 PM.

    The Behavior Modification class is from 6:15PM to 6:45 PM. 

    Join us on the following dates:


    * July 25th

    * August 15th

    * September 19th

    * October 17th

    * Novermber 14th

    * December 12th 

  • The "Rules" Class  The rules class is led by our bariatric surgeons The Rules are the key to each patient’s success.  If you have little time this will probably be the most important class to attend. We recommend about four of these classes during the first year after surgery. Half of your success will depend upon how well educated you are about your 'tool'. The rules will teach you how to use your tool. Hunger and portion control is achievable when the rules are followed correctly. The class is essential to learn how to use the weight loss operation correctly. The rules turn the operation "ON".  When you do not follow the rules you are turning your operation "OFF".
    Class Schedule

    The Rules Class meets every Friday

    The Rules class is from 1:00pm to 1:45PM.

    Please call to confirm around holidays

    Attend our seminar in person or join our live webinar from the comfort of your home or office.

  •  Bariatric Nutrition 101 Class 

    The Bariatric Nutrition 101 class is led by our clinical dietitian Rebecca Bennett, MPH, RD, LD.

    The major goal of this class is to help those patients that are having a harder time understanding their bodies nutritional requirements and how to meet them.  Many patients after surgery also have a hard time adjusting to the operation – particularly with how slow is slow and how small of a bite is a small bite.  Though the rules class covers many of these points this class allows for more of a one on one intensive education session with a patient.  

    Class Schedule

    The bariatric Nutrition 101 Class meets every Wednesday at 1:00PM.

    Please call in advance to ensure the class is being held.

Seminar Registration

Learn about weight loss surgery, meet the surgeon and talk with patients who have already undergone weight loss surgery.

Vitamin E-Store


Visit the Bariatric Advantage e-store for a complete line of dietary supplements that have been specifically formulated to meet the unique nutritional demands of bariatric surgical patients. Enter IABS in the validation code box.

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Learn about weight loss surgery insurance coverage.

Let our office:

• Verify your insurance weight loss surgery coverage

• Obtain pre-authorization for your weight loss operation

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Surgery results may vary from one person to another.


Read testimonials written by patients who have undergone weight loss surgery or leave one yourself. 

Body Weight Planner

Check out the free NIH body weight planner. Based on weight, activity level and weight loss goals it will help determine required calorie intake and activity level to achieve desired weight loss goals.

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Contact Us Today

Our Address:
11217 Lakeview Avenue
Lenexa, Kansas 66219
Phone: 913-322-7401
Fax: 913-322-7410
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Register today for the next seminar to learn more about weight loss surgery in Lenexa, KS!

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