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Providence Center for Weight Management
Providence Center for Weight Management
Why choose Providence?
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. We will guide you, every step of the way.
- Nationally accredited in bariatric surgery
- Superior surgical outcomes with life-changing results:
- Average weight loss maintained after 12 months: 100 pounds
- 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
Awards and accreditation
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.
Our bariatric surgery program is nationally accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, which signifies safe, high-quality care.
Surgery for weight loss
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.
Whenever possible, we use minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgeries for weight loss, including:
- Gastric band removal and adjustment
- Gastric bypass surgery (Rou-en-Y)
- Vertical sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy)
Learn more about our weight loss surgery options. Or, call us. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.Surgical options
For questions about insurance benefits and out-of-pocket costs, please contact our clinic to speak with a financial coordinator: 844-987-0491.
When you come to Providence for weight loss surgery, we surround you with everything you need to succeed.
Our team can help you figure out your insurance benefits and other financing questions after you attend the weight loss surgery seminar.
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.
For those who are paying by cash or credit card, we offer multiple payment plans and packages.
If you do not have weight loss surgery insurance benefits, you can pay for treatment on your own. If you decide to self-pay with cash or a credit card, we can work with you to create a payment plan.
Am I a candidate for surgery?
Bariatric surgery may be right for you if:
- Your body mass index (BMI) is at least 40
- Your BMI is at least 35 and you have significant weight-related medical problems, such as: type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and asthma.
Patient Success Stories
“The biggest win has been that I’m much more willing to be out in the world. I’m not excluding myself because of my physical limitations.”
— Karen, has lost nearly 90 pounds, takes less diabetes medication and sleeps without her CPAP.
They both agree, their only regret is that they didn’t do it sooner. “The program completely sets you up for success, and the success you have is powerfully motivating,” says Ralph.
“I feel better about myself, like I’ve accomplished something. And it feels good.“
— Amy, has lost 84 pounds and is off all but one of her blood pressure and diabetes meds.
“If I could have lived my 40s, or even my 30s, the way I’m living my 50s…it’s amazing. I’m just so grateful.”
— Dawn, has lost more than 80 pounds.