Bariatric Surgery for Weight Loss in San Diego
Learn more about weight loss with bariatric surgery.
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. It can dramatically improve a variety of serious obesity-related health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, fertility and sleep apnea.
Bariatric surgery is an important decision. So for those with a body mass index (BMI) above 35, weighing 80 to 100 pounds over an ideal weight — we're here to help. Our bariatric surgery program includes a variety of advanced, minimally invasive procedures with low complication rates. And our highly skilled affiliated surgeons take the time to understand your story — working with you to choose your very best option.
Bariatric surgery options for you.
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 — 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.
Bariatric and weight-loss services.
Your weight-loss goals are our weight-loss goals. That's why our program goes beyond our advanced surgeries. We offer:
- Extensive maintenance services with support groups and individual diet plans
- Free bariatric surgery informational seminars
- Personalized and thorough weight-loss assessments
- Expert caregivers, including board-certified surgeons and specially trained bariatric nurses dedicated to helping you achieve your desired results
- Specialized care before, during and after your surgery to support your long-term success
If your weight has become a health problem, don't struggle alone. We can help restore a stronger, healthier you.
Nationally recognized program.
Nationally accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, Sharp Memorial leads the way in minimally invasive weight-loss procedures. Our surgeries are performed laparoscopically 99 percent of the time, which results in less discomfort, fewer complications, a shorter hospital stay and fast recovery.
Learn more at an upcoming seminar.
We host a free virtual seminar each month, where certified bariatric specialists will help you understand the different procedures available at Sharp Memorial Hospital and answer any questions you have.
Experience our bariatric surgery seminars and support groups.
"We are dedicated to providing safe, team-driven, high-quality care for our bariatric surgery patients."
— Dr. George Mueller
Nationally accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program
We'll help find the doctor who's right for you.
View doctors specializing in general surgery - bariatric surgery in San Diego.
"The Sharp Experience means a commitment to excellence. This is what we strive to accomplish each and every day for our patients."