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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). To measure your BMI, please use our BMI Calculator.
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.
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|
|Insurance Coverage||Accepts all PPO insurance plans (excluding Blue Cross). Please note we do not accept:
|Referrals||Patients living outside of San Diego County or California who are eligible to have bariatric surgery are welcome.|
|Support Groups||Offers free, long-term support groups prior to and following surgery. Public welcome.|