The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at UC San Diego Health System offers multiple minimally invasive bariatric surgery options for long-term weight loss.
Obesity is a disease that profoundly affects both physical and emotional health. For many obese individuals, efforts to lose weight have failed time and again. Even in optimal circumstances, those on traditional weight-loss programs typically lose only a small portion of their excess weight and often regain these pounds and add more. Clearly for some, a different approach is warranted.
Minimally invasive weight-loss surgery options
For many severely overweight men and women, weight-loss surgery is often the best and safest option for long-term weight loss. The majority of our patients who undergo weight-loss surgery lose between 50 and 70 percent of their excess weight and many are able to obtain their ideal body weight, often for the first time in their lives.
Also, many health problems associated with obesity, including diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, depression and osteoarthritis, are resolved following surgical weight-loss procedures. Over two decades, bariatric surgery has advanced with new minimally invasive techniques and surgical risks have been reduced to that of other common surgical procedures.
Through extensive evaluation and consultation, the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute staff will help you determine if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery.
We offer a full range of minimally invasive surgical weight-loss options for our patients.
Our team of surgeons has extensive experience in performing all types of weight-loss surgeries. As leaders in minimally invasive surgery, we get our patients back on their feet faster and with fewer scars. Our program also provides the individualized counseling and ongoing support necessary for successful weight loss.
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