Bariatric Medicine Institute (BMI) has been providing weight loss surgery to patients since 2011 when Dr. Daniel Cottam and Dr. Christina Richards formed BMI. Dr. Walter Medlin joined the practice in 2014 and they now perform over 700 weight loss surgery procedures per year. Bariatric Medicine Institute is committed to not just providing surgery but providing the care necessary to keep the patients weight off long term. The BMI Program employs a Dietitian and Exercise trainer to coach patients on healthy eating habits along with regular exercise. BMI also employs two physician assistants to work closely with the diet and exercise for maximum patient follow up care. BMI is known for quality patient care as well as compassionate care. BMI participates in the designation of Center of Excellence with Salt Lake Regional Medical Center and LDS Hospital through the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Society in partnership with the American College of Surgeons.