Heart of America Bariatrics, St. Louis
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Heart of America Bariatrics

At Heart of America Bariatrics, LLC, we understand that you entrust your bariatric surgeon with more than just your physical well-being. You want and need a surgeon who takes the time to get to know you, answers every question thoroughly, and treats you with kindness and dignity. Dr. Van L. Wagner and Dr. Jay M. Snow are this kind of surgeon. Bariatric surgery is an incredible, life-changing procedure, both for the patient and for the patient's loved ones. Reaching the decision to undergo bariatric surgery can be a complex process. You need reliable, objective, and accurate information to help you understand the risks and outcomes of any surgery you are considering. Dr. Wagner, Dr. Snow and their dedicated, caring staff provide the education, support, and aftercare you need to make your bariatric procedure a successful one. We invite you to learn more about Dr. Wagner, Dr. Snow, our incredible support team, procedures, and even some of our patients.

Is Bariatric Surgery Right For You?

Surgical treatment is the only proven method of achieving long term weight control for the severely obese.

Weight loss usually reaches a maximum between 18 and 24 months after surgery. Average excess weight loss at five years after gastric bypass surgery is 48 to 74 percent. After 14 years, average excess weight loss still exceeds 50 percent for gastric bypass patients. Average excess weight loss at five years after LAP-BAND® or Realize Band surgery is 50 to 60 percent. Are You a Candidate? Learn More

Patient Testimonials

In March of 2010 I went to several weight loss surgery seminars including one by Dr. Wagner. Ultimately, I found Dr. Wagner’s seminar to be the most informative and involved. After seeing Dr. Wagner in consultation and researching his practice I knew he was the correct surgeon for me…Read More

Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Van L. Wagner

Dr. Wagner, founder of Heart of America Bariatrics, has performed more than 2400 Laparoscopic Bariatric Procedures in his career. His practice is dedicated entirely to bariatric surgery. So many patients have trusted Dr. Wagner with their bariatric surgeries because he is as caring and thorough as he is skilled and experienced. Dr. Wagner has been a board-certified general surgeon since 1996, and is a member of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Click here to read more about Dr. Van L. Wagner.

Your First Steps

Attending a free educational seminar is usually the first step in deciding if weight loss surgery may benefit you. All patients are encouraged to attend a free seminar prior to being evaluated by Dr. Wagner and scheduling surgery. Sign up for your free seminar and start your journey towards long-term weight loss today! Seminar Schedule

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Our Office Location:

10007 Kennerly Road
St. Louis, MO 63128

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 29255
St. Louis MO 63126
Phone: (314) 776-7112
Fax: (314) 776-7114

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