Overweight patient with female doctor

Bariatric Wellness Center

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance

2283.3 miles away
310-303-5613
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Overweight patient with female doctor

Bariatric Wellness Center

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance

Mon-Fri: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

With a holistic approach to weight-loss health, the Bariatric Wellness Center supports patients through long-term physical, nutritional, emotional and spiritual care. We focus on providing weight-loss solutions and resources whether undergoing surgery or not. We recommend that you attend one of our free, informative seminars, which will give you a closer look into weight loss surgery options and address your questions.

  • Learn about the health effects of obesity and the various surgical treatments options available
  • Meet the board certified bariatric surgeons and ask questions
  • Hear from former patients whose lives were helped through weight loss surgery

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Watch our video series to see if surgery is right for you.

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If you’ve already attended a seminar, schedule your consultation today.

For questions, contact us at 310-303-5613.

With a devotion to quality care that meets the needs of every patient, the Providence Bariatric Wellness Center in Torrance, California has been designated as an accredited program for bariatric surgery by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.With a devotion to quality care that meets the needs of every patient, the Bariatric Wellness Center has been designated as an accredited program for bariatric surgery by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.

Through nutrition counseling, psychosocial support and lifelong follow-up care, we are committed to both surgical procedures and education for bariatric patients. The Bariatric Wellness Center offers services such as:

  • Minimally invasive surgery
    • Gastric Banding (Lap Band)
    • Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
    • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Body Contouring
  • Revisional Procedures
  • Medically supervised weight management programs
  • Personalized exercise programs
  • Consultation with registered dieticians
  • Counseling with psychologists who specialize in weight loss
  • Support groups before and after surgery

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) established a guideline for physicians in evaluating the necessity for bariatric surgery.

The NIH standards for bariatric surgery state that the candidate should express the following:

  • Be approximately 100 or more pounds over ideal body weight
  • Possess a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40, or a BMI greater than 35 when pre-existing co-morbidities such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea or hypertension are present
  • Show weight-induced problems and restrictions in mobility, work and performance of family responsibilities

Our multidisciplinary team of bariatric professionals and specialists focus on making your weight-loss journey comfortable, efficient and tailored to your needs. Our core team includes:

  • Bariatric Surgical Specialists
  • Dieticians
  • Psychologists
  • Registered nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Technicians