St. Vincent Healthcare

Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery at St. Vincent Healthcare

When exercise and eating better aren’t enough, we offer a range of solutions to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight for a healthier life.

The first step toward reaching a healthy weight is recognizing the need for change. Our bariatric team understands that committing to lifestyle changes can be daunting. We’ll help you make informed decisions about our surgical and non-surgical weight-loss programs and procedures based on your history and weight-loss goals:

Learn what to expect from our weight-loss programs or surgery.

Is weight loss surgery right for you?

If you’re ready to learn more about weight-loss surgery, attend one of our free informational seminars. Our bariatric surgeons will answer your questions and outline the risks, benefits and expectations of our weight-loss surgery program.

Sign up for an in-person weight-loss surgery seminar or take our Weight Loss Surgery Online Seminar.

Surgical weight-loss support groups

We believe in supporting you before, during and after weight-loss surgery. Our support groups are a safe and caring place to celebrate victories and reach out to others who are going through the same challenges as you.

Below are the Support Group locations, dates and times. These are the usual times; however, some exceptions may occur.

Due to Covid-19 precautions, our support groups are currently on hold. Please contact our office at 406-237-4580 with any questions.

Times and Locations

Billings, Montana
Post-op Support Group Only
First Wednesday of each month, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Yellowstone Room at Yellowstone Medical Building

Pre-op and Post-op Support Group
Second Tuesday of each month, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Yellowstone Room at Yellowstone Medical Building

Pre-op and Post-op Support Group
Last Wednesday of each month, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Yellowstone Room at Yellowstone Medical Building

Your support person/people are welcome to join you, but please, do not bring children to support groups.


When considering a hospital for weight loss surgery, accreditation and outcomes matter. We are a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) facility. As an accredited bariatric surgery center of excellence, we provide high-quality care to bariatric patients with fewer complications after surgery.

Learn more about the benefits of receiving care from an MBSAQIP facility.

Weight loss for kids

SHAPEDOWN® is the most successful weight-loss program for children and adolescents. Following this philosophy, we put young people in charge of their own weight management.

In our program, your child will learn to develop healthy exercise and food habits, improve their self-esteem and change how they view their relationship with food. Because weight loss in young people involves family support, parents attend the meetings with their child.

Call us at 406-237-7000 to enroll your child in SHAPEDOWN®.

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