Weight Management Center

CHI St. Joseph’s Health Weight Management Center works with you to lose weight and experience better health. Our friendly, kind, compassionate care team helps you develop a plan so you can reach your goals and live a full, active life. From non-surgical, medically supervised nutrition and weight-loss programs to advanced surgical procedures, we bring you the latest technology, expertise, and experience in successful weight control.

Our minimally invasive weight-loss surgical options:

  • Gastric bypass
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Adjustable banding
  • Duodenal Switch
  • Revisions and Conversions

Your surgeon may recommend minimally invasive surgery, which includes: robotic-assisted surgery and laparoscopic surgery.

Non-Surgical Weight Loss Options:

  • Medication interventions
  • MOVE! Exercise classes
  • Support Groups
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Nutrition Visits with a registered dietician
  • Lifestyle Accountability with a lifestyle coach
  • Orbera™ intragastric balloon


Weight loss isn’t always simple, but it’s easier when you have a great program and caring people supporting you. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call CHI St. Joseph’s Health Weight Management at 218.237.5757 or email alicia.reardon@commonspirit.org

Support Groups

Having weight-loss surgery is just the first step. Evidence shows that patients who attend a support group after surgery have a greater success rate in losing weight and improving their health. The Weight Management Center hosts the following hour-long support groups:

Y Weight? Support Group – Park Rapids (Group 1)

For: Post weight-loss surgery patients or anyone interested in weight-loss surgery
Cost: FREE!
Time: 5:00 pm
Date: Second Thursday of the month
Location: Zoom
Contact: Alicia, 218.237.5757

Y Weight? Support Group– Park Rapids (Group 2)

For: Post weight-loss surgery patients or anyone interested in weight-loss surgery
Cost: FREE!
Time: 11:00 am
Date: Every Wednesday
Location: Zoom
Contact: Alicia, 218.237.5757

Detroit Lakes Support Group

For: Encouragement on your weight loss journey
Cost: FREE!
Time: 6:00 pm
Date: Third Monday of the month
Location: Zoom
Contact: Alicia, 218.237.5757


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