About Bluegrass Total Weight Specialists

At Bluegrass Total Weight Specialists–part of the Frankfort Regional Health network – our surgeons specialize in bariatric surgery and perform surgery at Frankfort Regional Medical Center, which is accredited as a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®). Bariatric surgery is used to help patients experiencing morbid obesity lose weight. We work with patients on–one–one in our clinics in Frankfort, Bardstown, and Versailles to determine the best options for surgery, ensuring they receive the care that is right for them.

For more information about our weight loss options, call Bluegrass Total Weight Specialists at (502) 892-0899.

Bariatric surgeons in Kentucky

Our specialist, Robert Farrell, MD, offers years of experience in helping patients lose weight through bariatric surgery. Together with our physician assistant and bariatric coordinator (a certified nurse), Dr. Farrell provides every patient with comprehensive care to ensure their individual needs are addressed.

For continued support, we also offer routine education classes and monthly bariatric support group meetings. Our goal is to assist patients throughout this journey while helping them develop the tools needed to live a healthier life.

Bariatric surgeries we offer

There are multiple kinds of bariatric surgery, all of which involve reducing the size of the stomach. This limits calorie intake, which results in weight loss.

We offer the following bariatric surgery options, including minimally-invasive robotic techniques:

  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Single anastomosis duodeno–ileal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy (SADI-S)
  • Vertical sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve)

Medical weight loss

Patients who receive bariatric surgery through our practice will undergo a 3 month medically supervised program (covered by most insurance companies). Throughout the program, patients will have regular consultations with a dietitian and receive a personalized diet plan to fit their individual needs. We also provide access to a complete store that specializes in meal replacements to help support dietary plans. If patients qualify, they may be prescribed weight loss medications (including Phentermine, Contrave and Saxenda), lipotropic injections or vitamin B12 injections.

Weight loss surgery seminar

The first appointment you will make in your weight loss journey, is an appointment to attend a weight loss surgery seminar. In this seminar, Dr. Farrell and our bariatric coordinator provide an overview of everything you need to know including the different types of bariatric surgery, what makes a great candidate, and how our dedicated staff and nurse navigator work together to provide quality care to help restore your quality of life. We host a virtual seminar every other Tuesday and a seminar in Elizabethtown every third Monday.

Learn more about our seminars and register today.

Visiting our facilities

Our weight loss center is currently accepting new patients. We see patients in Frankfort, Bardstown, and Versailles.

Bluegrass Total Weight Specialists – Frankfort
609 Chamberlin Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601

Hours: Mon – Fri: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Bluegrass Total Weight Specialists – Bardstown
118 Patriot Drive Suite 201
Bardstown, KY 40004

Hours: Fri: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Frankfort Regional Health – Versailles
125 Big Sink Road, Suite B
Versailles, KY 40383

Hours: Mon – Fri: 8:00am – 5:00pm

(Note: Our bariatric team's hours at this clinic vary. Call for more information)