Washington University physicians offer advanced surgical and nonsurgical weight loss treatment at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Surgical & Nonsurgical Weight Loss

Many people who have excess weight or obesity have not been able to successfully lose weight with diet and exercise. Washington University physicians at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital offer safe, effective options to help people lose weight and keep it off over the long term.

Weight Loss Treatment in St. Louis and Creve Coeur

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, in the St. Louis County suburb of Creve Coeur, is a member of BJC HealthCare, of which Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the flagship hospital. At our two locations, experienced Washington University surgeons and gastroenterologists offer both bariatric surgery and nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedures. Our comprehensive weight loss program also includes supportive services for healthy lifestyle changes. 

People throughout the St. Louis area and around the Midwest come to us because we offer:

  • Nonsurgical weight loss options: We are the only weight loss program in the St. Louis area that offers every nonsurgical treatment approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Learn more about the nonsurgical procedures for weight loss we offer, including all three intragastric balloon devices, aspiration therapy and endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty.
  • Most services on one campus: Most of our patients receive all their weight loss services and care in one place. Our comprehensive program is conveniently located in the St. Louis County suburb of Creve Coeur, with free parking, easy access and a comfortable setting. Our doctors also perform some procedures at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
  • Excellent patient outcomes: Our lead bariatric surgeon from Washington University has performed thousands of bariatric procedures. This level of expertise translates to safe, effective care that helps you achieve your weight loss goals. Find out more about the types of bariatric surgery we offer, including gastric bypass and gastric sleeve.
  • Nationally recognized expertise: You’re in good hands with our experienced team of bariatric surgeons and gastroenterologists from Washington University. Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital in Creve Coeur and Barnes-Jewish Hospital have earned accreditation as Comprehensive Bariatric Centers from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) for meeting or exceeding national standards of care.
  • Comprehensive care: Your care team works together to coordinate your entire weight loss program, with staff from several disciplines.

Surgical and Nonsurgical Options for Weight Loss 

We offer all FDA-approved nonsurgical weight loss treatments, the four major types of bariatric surgery, and supportive services for lifestyle change:

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Nonsurgical procedures for weight loss
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Behavior coaching

Referring Physicians

If you’re a physician who has patients with obesity-related conditions, our comprehensive program can help your patients lose weight and keep it off. Through medical treatment and healthy lifestyle modifications, Washington University gastroenterologists, bariatric surgeons and their teams work with you to coordinate your patients’ care. 

Find out how referring physicians can collaborate with us to help their patients achieve their health goals.

Sign Up for an Information Session

Before pursuing any procedure, interested patients must attend one of our information sessions, where a Washington University physician will discuss our procedures and explain eligibility. Learn more about our:

  • Nonsurgical weight loss information session (for our endoscopic treatment options)
  • Bariatric surgery information session (for our surgical procedures)
  • Patient success stories

Contact Barnes Jewish West County Hospital for Weight Loss Treatment 

For more information or to schedule an appointment with a bariatric physician, please call Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital at 314.542.WEST (9378) or toll-free at 844.542.9378.

Referring physicians can call the Doctors’ Access Line at 800.252.DOCS (3627) 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also visit our referring physicians page.

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital is conveniently located just one mile west of I-270 in Creve Coeur, Missouri – a west county suburb of St. Louis. Our bariatric physicians have two locations on campus:

  • The Washington University Bariatric Endoscopic Therapy office is located in Medical Office Building 3, Suite 100. The address is 1020 North Mason Road, at the corner of North Mason and Executive Parkway. 
  • The Washington University Bariatric Surgery office is located in Medical Office Building 1, Suite 120. The address is 1040 North Mason Road, at the corner of North Mason and Olive Boulevard.


Washington University Physicians accepting new patients:

Francesca Dimou, MD
Christopher Eagon, MD
Shaina Eckhouse, MD

Christopher Eagon, MD



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