Expert care for weight-loss surgery.
Located in San Diego's South Bay, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center’s Weight-Loss Surgery Program offers laparoscopic (less-invasive) Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and gastric banding (Lap-Band®) surgeries. The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass method has been endorsed by the National Institute of Health and has become the gold standard for the treatment of clinical obesity, while the FDA-approved Lap-Band® has also helped patients achieve weight-loss success and reduce or eliminate health problems, including diabetes and hypertension.
Weight-loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is for adults who are more than 100 pounds overweight with a body mass index of 40 or above (or between 35 and 40 for patients with obesity-related health conditions).
From the initial information session through insurance verification, preparation for surgery, dietary counseling, surgery and beyond, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center's surgical weight-loss team is dedicated to improving the health of patients and making their weight-loss surgery experiences comfortable, well-explained and supported.
Why Choose Sharp Chula Vista's Weight-Loss Surgery Services?
- Bilingual surgeons allow clear communication between Spanish-speaking patients and the weight-loss surgery team throughout the process
Cosmetic surgery is available to help patients look and feel their best after weight-loss surgery
Individual diet plans and other maintenance services keep patients on track toward reaching their weight-loss goals
Offers two surgical weight-loss options — Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic gastric banding (Lap-Band®)
- Thorough assessments ensure that surgery is the best choice for each individual patient
Sharp Chula Vista's Weight-Loss Surgery Team
Sharp Chula Vista’s Weight-Loss Surgery Program is under the direction of Dr. Hugo Barrera and Dr. Frank Hernandez. Both are board-certified in general surgery and are highly trained in performing the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and Lap-Band® procedures.
The team also includes a patient navigator who has undergone weight-loss surgery and is available to answer questions and guide patients through the surgery process.
|Sharp Chula Vista
Dr. Hugo Barrera
Dr. Frank Hernandez
||Accepts all PPO insurance plans (excluding Blue Cross). Please note we do not accept:
- HMO insurance plans
- Kaiser Permanente
- Adults who are more than 100 pounds overweight with a body mass index of 40 or above
- Patients with a body mass index between 35 and 40 with obesity-related conditions
- Gastric banding (LapBand®)
- Open and laparoscopic gastric bypass (Roux-en-Y)
||Patients living outside of San Diego County or California who are eligible to have bariatric surgery are welcome.
||Offers free, long-term support groups prior to and following surgery. Public welcome.
Weight-Loss Surgery Location
Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
751 Medical Center Court
Chula Vista, CA 91911
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