Weight Loss & Management

If you’re overweight or struggling with obesity, we can help you.

Losing weight is not easy. Obesity is associated with multiple health risks, including heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes.

As leaders in weight management, we offer a range of services for sustained weight loss, from nonsurgical programs to bariatric surgery. At UC San Diego Health, the only academic medical center in the region, we have the expertise and facilities to help develop the treatments of tomorrow.

Our goal is not just to improve your health but your overall quality of life.

Comprehensive, Personalized Care

We comprehensively evaluate your needs and health conditions and determine the best treatment for you. And we support you throughout your weight loss journey.

We have the expertise to help people lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our multidisciplinary team includes experienced surgeons, nurses, therapists, nutrition specialists, registered dietitians and health coaches specializing in weight loss.

Because obesity is associated with many health conditions, you may need to consult more than one specialist. We work with experts in cardiology, endocrinology and diabetes, gastroenterology, hepatology (liver disease), nephrology (kidney care) and other disciplines, as needed.

Bariatric Surgery

For many severely overweight people, weight loss surgery — also known as bariatric surgery — is often the best and safest option for long-term weight loss. Bariatric surgery has also proven successful in resolving or improving conditions often accompanying obesity, including diabetes, high blood pressure and depression.

The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at UC San Diego Health offers several minimally invasive options to help patients lose weight. Our operating rooms have the latest technology, and our surgeons use minimally invasive, robot-assisted techniques to offer you a lower risk of complications, less pain and faster recovery times.

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Ongoing Care and Follow-Up Support

Our compassionate care team will answer all your questions and help determine the best weight loss surgery for you. We offer ongoing care and post-surgery follow-up support to keep you on track. We want to ensure that you successfully achieve and maintain your weight loss goals.

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Weight Management Program

It can be challenging to lose weight and keep it off on your own. The nonsurgical Weight Management Program at UC San Diego Health will help you meet your weight-loss goals.

People have different needs, so we will customize a safe and effective treatment plan that suits your needs and preferences. The weight loss plan may include a medically supervised lifestyle program, group classes, health coaching or medications.

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A Center of Excellence

Our Bariatric and Metabolic Institute is a fully accredited bariatric surgery center in the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network (ACS BSCN), meeting the highest standards for patient safety and quality. This designation means you get safe, effective and high-quality weight loss surgeries and care at UC San Diego Health.