About Ahuja Bariatric & Beyond

Ahuja Bariatric & Beyond is a premier multi-specialty medical center dedicated to providing exceptional care and transformative procedures to patients in Mount Vernon, Herrin, and the surrounding areas. Our comprehensive range of services includes bariatric surgeries, tummy tucks, medical weight loss programs, and general surgeries. We use advanced laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgery to ensure precision and optimal outcomes.

If you’re considering a life-changing surgical procedure or exploring options for medical weight loss, we invite you to visit Ahuja Bariatric & Beyond. Our dedicated team and advanced techniques ensure personalized care and exceptional results. We can embark on a journey toward a healthier and happier you.

Dr. Naresh Ahuja

At the forefront of our team is Dr. Naresh Ahuja, a highly respected bariatric surgeon and the founder of Ahuja Bariatric & Beyond. With extensive experience and expertise, Dr. Ahuja has helped thousands of patients reclaim their health and improve their quality of life. As the first fellowship-trained surgeon to establish a comprehensive multidisciplinary weight loss surgery program in southern Illinois, he is recognized as a pioneer in the field.

Dr. Ahuja’s credentials speak to his commitment to excellence. He completed his internship, residency, and research fellowship at Washington Hospital Center in Washington. Additionally, he pursued a fellowship in Bariatric & Advanced Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh. Dr. Ahuja is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve gastrectomy involves reducing the size of the stomach to promote weight loss. During the surgery, a large portion of the stomach is removed, creating a smaller, banana-shaped “sleeve.” This restrictive approach limits food intake and helps patients feel fuller sooner. Sleeve gastrectomy has shown significant success in achieving substantial weight loss.

Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass surgery involves creating a small stomach pouch and rerouting the small intestine to bypass a portion of the digestive tract. By reducing the stomach’s size and limiting the amount of food absorbed, gastric bypass promotes significant weight loss. It also helps regulate blood sugar levels and improves obesity-related comorbidities.

Medical Weight Loss

Our medical weight loss programs provide a holistic approach to achieving sustainable weight loss. We incorporate lab results and biomarkers to address the factors contributing to weight gain. By identifying hormonal imbalances and underlying medical conditions, tailored strategies are developed to overcome obstacles and promote successful weight loss.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of the abdomen. It involves removing excess skin and fat while tightening the underlying muscles to create a flatter, more contoured midsection. Tummy tucks are sought by individuals who have experienced significant weight loss, pregnancy, or natural aging.


Colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure used to examine the inner lining of the large intestine (colon) and rectum. It involves inserting a flexible tube with a camera (colonoscope) through the anus to visualize the colon and detect abnormalities such as polyps, inflammation, or cancer. Colonoscopy is an essential tool for early detection and prevention of colorectal diseases.

General Surgery

Our practice provides various general surgeries to effectively treat various conditions. From gallbladder surgery and anti-reflux procedures to hernia repairs, laparoscopic surgeries, and thyroid interventions, our team utilizes cutting-edge laparoscopic and robot-assisted techniques for optimal precision and minimal risks.

Schedule an Appointment

Ahuja Bariatric & Beyond welcomes you to schedule an appointment at our convenient locations in Mount Vernon or Herrin. Whether you’re from Carbondale, Centralia, Marion, Pinckneyville, Nashville, Duquin, or the surrounding areas, our dedicated team is ready to provide exceptional care. Take the first step toward a healthier you by contacting us today.

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