Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
Bariatric Surgery at Sharp Chula Vista
Weight-loss surgery — giving you a new lease on life.
If your weight struggles have become a health concern and you feel powerless and overwhelmed, you are not alone. We understand what you’re going through and offer weight-loss options that can help.
Sharp Chula Vista’s Weight-Loss Surgery Program offers laparoscopic (less-invasive) Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery that can improve the lives of South Bay residents every day.
If you have a body mass index (BMI) above 35 and weigh 80 to 100 pounds over your ideal weight, surgery may be an effective option for you.
Dedicated to your weight-loss success.
From your initial consultation through surgery preparation, dietary counseling and follow-up care, we are devoted to your comfort and support.
Our surgical weight-loss team is led by board-certified general surgeon Dr. Hugo Barrera, who has extensive experience performing gastric bypass surgery. Our bilingual surgeons provide clear communication for our Spanish-speaking patients to promote your safety and comfort.
Support beyond weight-loss surgery.
Surgery is the first step on your road to improved health and vitality. Following your procedure, we are here to help you smoothly adjust to your new lifestyle. Support groups and classes offered by Sharp Memorial Hospital are available to assist you with the surgery process.
Learn more about bariatric surgery.
The first step in obtaining weight-loss surgery at Sharp is to attend one of our free educational seminars. These seminars provide information about the surgery, other treatment options, program requirements, lifestyle changes, risks, potential complications and benefits. To sign up for a free bariatric surgery informational seminar, call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, or register online.