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, schedule your consultation or call 714-771-8298.

Bariatric Surgery

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

Bariatric Surgery

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

More energy. Better health. Greater well-being. There’s so much to gain from losing the weight. We can help you achieve it. St Joseph Hospital is one of Southern California’s most experienced and respected bariatric surgery hospitals.

The accredited Bariatric Surgery Program at St. Joseph Hospital takes a holistic approach to care that encompasses total wellness — body, mind and spirit. We provide physical, nutritional, emotional and spiritual care before, during and after your bariatric surgery to support your long-term success.

Ready to take the next step?

1. 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. After you watch the webinar, check your insurance plan to ensure your policy covers weight loss surgery at Providence hospitals. While many insurance plans cover weight loss surgery, it’s important to understand your benefits – and how to receive them.
3. Schedule your consultation
4. For questions, contact us at 714-771-8298.

The Bariatric Surgery Program offers several surgical options, as well as ongoing education and support for every patient. Our services include:

  • Surgery
    • Gastric banding
    • Vertical sleeve gastrectomy
    • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    • Revision bariatric surgery
  • Informational seminars
  • Patient resources, including a certified bariatric registered nurse that will help guide patients along their weight loss journey
  • Family resources
  • Support groups
  • Nutrition education
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Pre-op physician-supervised weight loss program
  • Exercise, yoga and body conditioning information

According to guidelines established by the National Institutes of Health, you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery if at least one of the following applies to you:

  • You weigh 100 or more pounds over ideal body weight
  • Your body mass index (BMI) is greater than 40, or greater than 35 if you also have a serious weight-related health condition such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea or hypertension
  • You have weight-related problems and restrictions in mobility, work and performance of family responsibilities
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St. Joseph Hospital's Bariatric Surgery Program surgical prerequisites include the following:

  • You must be between 18 and 65 years old.
  • You must have no history of drug or alcohol abuse within the past three years.
  • You must be a non-smoker.
  • You must undergo a medical evaluation and workup to ensure that you are in the best possible condition prior to surgery.
  • You must undergo a psychiatric evaluation for stability and demonstrate a clear understanding of the procedure, responsibilities, reasonable outcomes and post-surgical expectations and guidelines.
  • You must undergo a series of dietary education classes and complete all classes prior to your surgery date.
  • You must demonstrate a commitment and readiness for a lifestyle change before surgery by modifying behavior and eating habits to ensure successful, long-term weight loss
  • You must be willing to participate fully in our multidisciplinary bariatric program.
  • You must agree to long-term follow up with your bariatric surgeon after your weight loss surgery.

Our experienced bariatric surgeons have performed nearly 3,000 bariatric procedures, and work with a multidisciplinary team to help you achieve long-term weight loss success. Our team of experts includes:

  • Surgeon
  • Psychiatrist/psychologist
  • Registered dietitian
  • Physical therapist
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Meditation/spirituality specialist
  • Acute-care surgical and post-op team
  • Program coordinator

After you watch the webinar, check your insurance plan to ensure your policy covers weight loss surgery at Providence hospitals. While many insurance plans cover weight loss surgery, it’s important to understand your benefits – and how to receive them. 

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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

  • Recognized as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery by the Women's Choice Awards®
  • Accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program
  • A Cigna Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery
  • Recognized by Blue Shield of California and Anthem Blue Cross as a Blue Distinction® Center for Bariatric Surgery, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program*
    *Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated health care facilities that show a commitment to delivering high quality patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations.