Our Compassionate Team Will Be There
AdventHealth, in partnership with The Bariatric Center of Kansas City, understands that achieving a healthier weight is about more than just physical health. Impacting everything from your emotional health to your spiritual wellness, your weight is at the center of your overall well-being. Obesity-related health conditions can be challenging, if not impossible, to overcome all on your own.
You can trust our medical experts to listen to your concerns and work with you to develop a weight loss program that addresses your specific medical needs. We understand the weight related issues you face, and our expert team of clinicians is here to help you every step of the way to improved health, quality of life and a happier, healthier “Future You”!
To learn more about our minimally-invasive weight loss surgery program, please register for our Complimentary Bariatric Surgery Informational Seminar, visit The Bariatric Center of Kansas City website or give us a call at Call 913-677-6319 .
With Expertise, Support and Compassion
- Supporting Your Whole-Person Health and Wellness
We have a team of weight-loss specialists throughout the Kansas City area that is dedicated to supporting your whole-person health — and we understand that your weight is only the beginning. Within the vast AdventHealth network of care, you’ll have access to the specialists you need to get back to a healthy, active lifestyle, including dietitians, physical therapists, exercise specialists, physicians, and more. Some of our supportive groups and resources include:
- Bariatric Surgery Support Group
- Family Matters Support Group
- INSHAPE One-on-One Program
- Outpatient Nutrition Clinic
- Weight Management University Group Program
Factors like your physical health, weight, and activity level are directly linked not just to your body, but to your mind and spirit as well. We’re on your side. At AdventHealth, we’re proud to offer services that go a step further to soothe your mind and lift your spirit, including access to top-quality mental health services and Behavioral Care.
Bariatric Surgery Support Group
The Bariatric Surgery Support Group is for patients who are awaiting or have undergone bariatric surgery. The purpose is to provide a place where patients can receive ongoing education following surgery from licensed speakers, have questions answered before and after surgery, and where they can share and provide support to one another in a positive way. The Bariatric Coordinator and Dietitian are present at all meetings
For more information, contact Chris Bovos, Bariatric Program Coordinator, at Call 913-676-8491 .
Prairie Star Conference Room (located in Building A to the left of the Emergency Department)
23351 Prairie Star Parkway
Lenexa, KS 66227
Beyond genetics and hormones, family plays a large part in the role food has in our lives. The more involved family members are with a patient’s weight loss journey, the better the chances are for successfully losing weight and keeping it off after bariatric surgery. Family members who understand and support necessary lifestyle changes make a big difference for the patient.
- Awarded and Accredited Bariatric Care
You want weight-loss solutions you can trust. We're happy to be able to give you just that. Our facility has been recognized year-after-year for achieving the highest standards of bariatric care. Our accolades include:
- 3-Star Quality Bariatric Center by CIGNA
- Recognized as a Blue Cross Blue Shield Bariatric Center of Distinction
- Accredited Comprehensive Center by the Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)
- Named one of the Institutes of Quality Bariatric Surgery Facilities by Aetna and included on DocFind®
- National Quality Program by the American College of Surgeons
These awards are a lot to be proud of, but we're mostly honored to be able to give you the best care possible.
- Our Physicians
Robert J. Aragon, MD
Robert J. Aragon, MD, completed a fellowship in bariatric, minimally invasive and robotic surgery at the University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. Certified by the American Board of Surgery, Aragon is a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. He has participated in numerous scientific presentations, publications and research during his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Aragon is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
G. Brice Hamilton, MD
G. Brice Hamilton, MD, received his Bachelor of Science degree from Transylvania University and his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He completed his post-graduate training, including an internship and residency, at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He also served as Chief Resident in General Surgery.
Certified by the American Board of Surgery and a member of the American College of Surgeons, Hamilton has practiced for more than 10 years. Prior to returning to the Kansas City area, he founded bariatric programs in Dickson, Tenn. and Jeffersonville, Ind.
Stanley Hoehn, MD
Stanley Hoehn, MD, currently serves as the Medical Director of the Bariatric Surgery Program at SMMC. Hoehn received his undergraduate degree from union College in Lincoln, Neb., and graduated from medical school at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, Calif. He completed his surgical training at the University of Kansas Hospital in 1999.
Board-certified in general surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Hoehn is also a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. In 2002, he received specialized training from doctors Wittgrove and Clark, founders of the laparoscopic technique for Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery. In 2004, he also trained with the InaMed Corporation, a developer of the Lap Band system. Hoehn is a proctor for Allergan, as well as faculty for Ethicon Endosurgery. He offers three types of bariatric surgery: Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding.
Hoehn has performed more than 3,000 weight-loss surgeries and is well-known for his advanced laparoscopic surgery practice in the Kansas City metropolitan area. His goal is to provide surgical excellence within a compassionate atmosphere, along with lifelong quality patient support.
Ravi Sabapathy, PsyD
Ravi Sabapathy, PsyD, has worked with the Bariatric Surgery Program since its inception.
He completed his undergraduate training in psychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia and received his master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. He completed a one-year clinical practicum at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. and also serves as a clinical practicum supervisor for the University of Missouri - Kansas City.
Sabapathy has specialized training in health and medical psychology that focuses on improving psychological and behavioral health of medical patients. He offers bariatric sensitivity training to medical staff who serve and care for bariatric surgery patients on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Sabapathy has worked with thousands of bariatric surgery patients with the ultimate goal of optimizing overall safety and success to transition to the most active, healthy lifestyle possible.
Meet Our Team
Find Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery at The Bariatric Center of Kansas City, AdventHealth Lenexa
With a Whole Team By Your Side
Our expert team of Bariatric and Weight Care specialists is here to help you achieve a healthier weight and a healthier life. Trust our network of care to help guide and support you in your journey to wellness. With access to a wide range of medical professionals, community resources, and local support services, you can count on our multidisciplinary team to help you overcome any roadblocks in your journey to better health. We are here to be your coach — and biggest cheerleader — on the way to success.