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Weight Loss Surgery and Procedures

The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at UC San Diego Health offers several minimally invasive options to help you lose weight:

Our surgeons are at the forefront of minimally invasive surgery and advanced robotic technology. We are able to perform procedures through tiny incisions rather than one large opening, which means less scarring, less pain, a shorter hospital stay, and quicker recovery time. Robotic technology provides greater vision and control during surgery, allowing us to achieve an even greater degree of precision for delicate procedures. Learn about our expertise in minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgery.

Bariatric Surgery: A Safe Option 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.

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.

Many health problems associated with obesity, including diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, depression and osteoarthritis, are often resolved following surgical weight-loss procedures.

Through a comprehensive evaluation, our team will help you determine if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery.

BMI Calculator

Ideal body weight for your height should result in a BMI between 19 and 24.9. If your BMI is above 30, you may be a good candidate for surgery. Understand your BMI.