Bariatric Surgery

If you are experiencing the effects of being overweight and are considering various weight loss solutions, the team at Bariatric and Metabolic Institute specializes in the cause, prevention and treatment of obesity.  Dr. Benavente, along with a team of experts, become your coach, mentor and support throughout your weight loss journey. Their program includes a community of patients supporting one another to overcome this disease together, seminars, community groups and healthy food alternatives. This service truly embraces the whole well-being of each patient with the ultimate goal of significant weight loss and a healthier, happier you. Dr. Benavente and Dr. Knapp perform surgery in an accredited facility and offer minimal intervention procedures to help lead qualifying patients to a new normal. A lighter and healthier version of themselves. With support and inspiration from others, this program can change your life.  Learn more from our patients’ experiences on how they have flourished from long-term weight loss, recovery from diabetes, and improvement in cardiovascular risk factors among other health improvements.

Dr. Luis Benavente is fellowship trained in bariatric surgery, offering a wide range of surgical procedures for the treatment of obesity. He will work with patients to assess which option is best based on their unique health needs and risks. Dr. Benavente collaborates with the bariatric team and resources at Elkhart General Hospital and Saint Joseph Health System.


Luis Benavente, MD, FACS

611 E. Douglas Rd, Suite 308
Mishawaka, IN 46545
South Bend
University Medical Plaza
6301 University Commons, Suite 340
South Bend, IN 46635
500 Arcade Ave., Suite 320
Elkhart, IN 46514
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