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Bariatric surgery for weight loss

Bariatric surgery can dramatically improve a variety of serious obesity-related health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, joint pain, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, infertility and sleep apnea.

Bariatric surgery is more than a surgical procedure — it's a life-changing decision. The benefits of weight loss surgery extend far beyond losing pounds. We also offer robotic-assisted bariatric procedures.

Sharp’s bariatric surgery programs are nationally accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement (MBSAQI) program. This designation means that our programs meet the highest standards for patient safety and quality.


For those with a body mass index (BMI) above 35, weighing at least 80 to 100 pounds over an ideal weight — we're here to help. Highly skilled affiliated surgeons take the time to understand your story — working with you to choose your very best option.

Don’t take risks with your health. Significant weight loss is a long-term commitment, and we are with you every step of the way — before, during and after your procedure. Our expert weight loss team is committed to keeping you safe and ensuring a successful outcome.

Bariatric surgery options

Vertical sleeve gastrectomy restricts stomach volume and the amount of food intake by removing 85 percent or more of the stomach without bypassing the intestines or preventing the body from fully absorbing nutrients from the gastrointestinal tract.

Roux-en-Y laparoscopic gastric bypass is a procedure that alters the process of digestion so you feel fuller faster. The surgery is performed through small abdominal incisions, which results in less pain and a quicker recovery.

Single anastomosis duodenoileal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy (SADI-S) is a newer bariatric procedure that combines a vertical sleeve gastrectomy with a change in the anatomy of the small intestine. This surgery is designed to help patients who need to lose the most weight.

All surgeries change the body’s microbiome and other hormones, resulting in decreased hunger, improved blood sugar control and increased metabolism.

Frequently asked questions

Resources to help you every step of the way

We offer:

  • Free bariatric surgery informational seminars

  • Extensive support services to help you maintain your weight loss

  • Support groups led by a clinical dietitian

  • Individualized diet plans

  • Personalized and thorough weight loss assessments

  • Expert caregivers, including board-certified bariatric surgeons dedicated to helping you achieve your desired results

  • Specialized care before, during and after your surgery to support your long-term success

You may also attend our free support groups before your surgery so you know what to expect with the lifestyle changes after bariatric surgery. At the support groups, you will have the opportunity to speak with our bariatric surgery experts and talk with patients who had bariatric surgery.

Learn more at an upcoming seminar

We host free virtual seminars offered by Sharp Coronado Hospital or Sharp Memorial Hospital each month where certified bariatric specialists will help you understand the different procedures available at Sharp and answer any questions you have.

Experience our classes and support groups

Locations of bariatrics services in San Diego

We offer weight loss and bariatric services in San Diego at the following Sharp locations.