The multidisciplinary bariatric team at UC San Diego Health — which includes nationally and internationally recognized surgeons, physicians, registered nurses, program psychologist, registered dietitians, patient advocates and support staff — is dedicated to helping you lose weight and restore your health through comprehensive, personalized care.
Meet Our Medical Team|
Santiago Horgan, MD
Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
An internationally recognized expert in esophageal disease, bariatric surgery, and new technologies for minimally invasive, surgical approaches, Dr. Horgan provides patients with faster recovery and less scarring.
Eduardo Grunvald, MD|
Director of Weight Management Program
Dr. Grunvald is integrally involved with managing surgical and nonsurgical weight loss efforts, and assesses patients before surgery to evaluate existing comorbidities.
Garth Jacobsen, MD|
Director, UCSD Hernia Center
A specialist in gastric banding, Dr. Jacobsen was closely involved with the FDA trials for the approval of the Lap-Band system.
Bariatric Patient Coordinator
A patient counselor at the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute since 2007, Natalie is well-versed in bariatric surgery options and provides support and education throughout the entire process.
Jill Fisher, MS, RD
Jill is the BMI dietitian and works with patients to help them through the pre-op and post-op phases of diet and meal planning, as well as providing healthy eating tips to help maximize success.
Mary is a nurse practitioner who specializes in caring for bariatric patients. She provides patient education and medical care before and after surgery.