Life-changing weight loss

Watch our on-demand webinar to see if weight loss surgery is right for you.

Once you have watched the webinar, call 844-987-0491 for more information or to schedule your consultation.

Providence Center for Weight Management


Providence Center for Weight Management

At Providence, our approach to weight loss embraces the whole person. We’ll help you create a program to fit your weight loss and health goals, and provide the tools, care and support to help you succeed and improve your quality of life. Our expert care team surrounds you with ongoing support and encouragement.

Program highlights
  • Nationally accredited in bariatric surgery
  • Superior surgical outcomes with life-changing results:
    • Average weight loss is 65% of excess weight in the first year
    • Significant improvements in overall health (BMI, diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol and sleep apnea)
  • Expert care team, including doctors, nurse practitioners, dietitians, behavioral health specialists and fellowship-trained surgeons
  • Clinical excellence
  • Exceptional patient experience
  • Personalized plan for long-term success
Ready to take the next step?
  1. The first step is to register for our free on-demand webinar about surgical weight loss. This webinar will explain the basics of weight loss surgery and what options are available to you.
  2. It’s important to find out if your insurance plan covers weight loss surgery at Providence hospitals. After you’ve watched the webinar, contact us and we’ll help verify your insurance benefits at no cost to you.
  3. Call 844-987-0491 for more information.
Surgery for weight loss

When you’ve tried traditional weight loss methods without success, weight loss surgery may help. To make weight loss surgery successful, you must work hard and commit to specific lifestyle changes. Though weight loss surgery is extremely safe, there is risk with any surgery.

Our weight loss surgery program begins with pre-surgery education and nutritional programs. We surround you with support during and after surgery to help you lose weight and keep it off. Our approach includes:

After surgery, you will spend one or two nights in the hospital. Then you’ll meet for regular check-ins with your care team at least every 12 weeks for the first year. After the first year, we recommend following up with the team each year, or more frequently if needed.

Benefits of losing weight

In addition to improving the overall quality of your health, losing weight may help you sleep better, have more energy and a more positive outlook. Losing excess weight may also prevent or improve these obesity-related conditions:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Asthma
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart and lung disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Migraines
  • Depression
  • Liver disease
  • Joint pain
  • Cancer

Requirements may differ based on your health condition and insurance rules. You might be a candidate for weight loss surgery if:

  • You have a BMI over 40, or a BMI of 35-40 with obesity-related conditions (such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea or high cholesterol)
  • You have no endocrine causes of obesity
  • Your risk for surgery is acceptable
  • You understand the surgery and its risks
  • You have no drug or alcohol problems
  • You have no uncontrolled psychological conditions
  • You have failed other attempts at medical weight loss through diets or other options
  • Register to view the on-demand webinar

You might not be a candidate if:

  • You have a current drug or alcohol problem
  • You use tobacco or nicotine products
  • You have uncontrolled psychological conditions
  • You plan to become pregnant in the next 18 months
  • Your surgeon determines that you’re not healthy enough for surgery

If you’re looking for non-surgical options for weight-loss, Providence has services that may meet your needs.

Providence Outpatient Nutrition Services has registered dietitians to support your nutrition goals:

Prevent (Providence Medical Group Diabetes Prevention Program) is for patients with prediabetes.

Providence Community Teaching Kitchen offers nutrition counseling, screening for food insecurity and access to individualized resources.

Providence Nutrition, Diabetes and Health Education is an education and support program for those who have been diagnosed with diabetes.

Our team can help you figure out your insurance benefits and other financing questions after you watch the weight loss surgery webinar. For questions about insurance benefits and out-of-pocket costs, please contact our clinic to speak with a financial coordinator at 844-987-0491

After we verify your weight loss surgery benefits, the clinic will call you to discuss your next steps. If you are ready to move forward, we can schedule your initial visits to determine if surgery is right for you.

Self-pay and financing options

If you do not have weight loss surgery insurance benefits, you can pay for treatment with cash or a credit card.

Find a Doctor

At Providence Center for Weight Management, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.

Weight Loss Surgery at Providence

When it comes to weight loss surgery, you have choices. Providence can help with a program tailored to your weight loss goals. Register for our on-demand webinar to learn more about your options.

Once you’ve watched the webinar, our staff will work with you to evaluate whether surgery is right for you.

Awards and Accreditation

  • Healthgrades™: Providence Portland Medical Center is nationally recognized in bariatric surgery and received a 5-Star Rating according to new research released by Healthgrades™. Awarded for outstanding clinical outcomes, our program was specifically recognized for excellence in surgical skill and care, a strong multi-disciplinary care team, comprehensive patient education and timely post-surgery follow-up.
  • Nationally accredited: Our bariatric surgery program is nationally accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, which signifies safe, high-quality care.
  • Aetna Institutes of Quality®: Providence Portland Medical Center is recognized for consistently delivering evidence-based, quality care for Bariatric Surgery.
  • Blue Distinction Centers: Designated member of the Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery by BlueCross BlueShield recognized for expertise in delivering specialty care.
  • OEBB (Oregon Educators Benefit Board) and Moda Health recognize Providence’s Center for Weight Management as a Center of Excellence for bariatric surgery.