Isn't it time to start your weight loss journey?

By providing information and answering questions, Franciscan Midwest Bariatric Institute will help you make an educated decision about surgery.

It's hard to begin a weight loss program on your own, but you don't have to.

The Midwest Bariatric Institute is committed in helping you achieve your weight loss goals in a way that can be sustained for the rest of your life. We have helped many individuals win their weight loss battle.

A few of our success stories are below – real people just like you.


I was always uncomfortable and most times out of breath with the simplest tasks. I had anxiety and depression. I was very unhappy inside. I had tried multiple weight loss diet plans throughout my life that have all failed. Then I went to meet Dr. Cahill and his staff, and everything changed.

I had my Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and found the me that was always hiding inside. I have the energy and desire do things I enjoy like working outside in my yard and garden or playing with my nieces and nephews. I found the amazing me!

{ lost 146 lbs. }

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

GRETCHEN, Age 32Crown Point Resident


I decided to attend one of the free seminars when my weight reached 250 pounds. What did I have to lose besides weight? It has been the best decision I've ever made. The surgery is a tool to help you succeed, but the committment to the program is also important.

I feel great since my weight loss journey began, and I've kept the weight off. I am so happy that I made the committment to have bariatric surgery.

{ lost 120 lbs. }

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

LONITA, Age 65Schererville Resident


I feel like I have a new life. This was one of the best decisions I have made. I have daughter, and before surgery I had a hard time keeping up with her. Now I can run and play without any problems, and I absolutely love it!.

I'm no longer on medication for high cholesterol and having the surgery has also help with my asthma. I thank Dr. Cahill for everything!

{ lost 126 lbs. }

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

SARA, Age 28Hammond resident


I've always felt like I was beautiful, but it wasn't until my gastric bypass surgery that I found my confidence. Today, I live an adventurous, active lifestyle, and I'm finally happy to be me!

{ lost 106 lbs. }

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

KELLY, Age 24Michigan City resident


Before undergoing gastric bypass surgery, I weighed 356 pounds. I enjoyed life and was content, but always knew I was meant to do more in life. After losing 130 pounds, I'm the happiest I've ever been. Gastric bypass was the best decision I've ever made.

{ lost 130 lbs. }

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

KATE, Age 24Michigan City resident


I have been overweight since I was eight years old and have always struggled with keeping up physically with my peers. I decided I no longer wanted to spend the rest of my life watching others enjoy life while my weight grew and so did my limitations.

The Midwest Bariatric Institute created an environment to encouarge a new way of living. I wake up everyday feeling more alive than I did at eight years old!

{ lost 179 lbs. }

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

KATIE, Age 27Hobart resident


Tiredness and my size didn't make up my mind to get surgery. It was actually because I was unable to fit on a ride at a theme park with my children. That embarrassment was it for me. My weight was now stopping me from living.

Surgery has changed my life in more ways than I would have ever known. I am doing way more than I ever could. Who would have thought I would complete 5Ks, 8Ks, a 10k and 3 half marathons! Thanks, Dr. Cahill and team, for not only giving me my life back but also making me better!

{ lost 102 lbs. }

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

ELIZABETH, Age 29Hammond resident


In the beginning, making the decision to have the procedure was not easy for me. The reason I decided to do it was for my health and my family.

I can say this was one of the best decisions that I could have ever made. I'm healthier and I'm a better person.

{ lost 90 lbs. }

Sleeve Gastrectomy

TIANA, Age 33Merrillville resident


I spent 20 years struggling with my weight, finally reaching my heaviest of 350 pounds. I always felt as if I was wasting my life and missing out on so many things. My life changed from the first call I made to the Midwest Bariatric Institute.

Dr. Cahill and his staff were so supportive throughout the entire process. I feel amazing! I plan on living my life to the fullest and making up for lost time. Thank you for helping me get my life back!

{ lost over 200 lbs. }

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

RYAN, Age 36Michigan City resident


Initially, I thought my weight loss journey would be a simple process that would be driven by dedication. Now that I have gone through it and have seen all the changes your mind and body go through, it makes you a better person in so many "weighs."

My motto is "better choices, better outcomes." If it had not been for the love of my Heavenly Father and the help He has surrounded me with by way of Dr. Cahill and his wonderful staff, I would have never made it this far. For this, I am eternally grateful!

{ lost 194 lbs. }

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

MAYA, Age 43Crete, IL resident


I had been overweight most of my life. After I got married my weight skyrocketed, and I reached my heaviest after the birth of my daughter. I tried almost every fad diet and supervised weight loss program. I was a pro at "yo-yo" dieting.

Calling the Midwest Bariatric Institute was the best decision I've ever made. I have more energy than I can ever remember having. I also feel much healthier. I never thought I'd be able to run down the block, let alone complete a 5K! This surgery changed my life!

{ lost 140 lbs. }

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TONI, Age 44Griffith resident

Free Seminars

September 8, 10, 12

Gastric Bypass or Gastric Sleeve can be the first step in your own success story!

The Midwest Bariatric Institute offers programs to help support you in your quest for a healthier life.

Learn more + CALL (833) 439-3444 to register