Bariatric Surgery

St. Joseph Hospital Orange

2258.4 miles away
Mon. - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Bariatric Surgery

St. Joseph Hospital Orange

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: sjo-bariatrics-awards-small

  • Recognized as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery by the Women's Choice Awards®
  • A Cigna Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery
  • Designated as a Blue Distinction Center® for Bariatric Surgery, a Blue Cross Blue Shield Association designation that recognizes quality, effectiveness and safety
  • Accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program
  • Named one of the Best Regional Hospitals in the Los Angeles/Orange County Metropolitan Area by U.S. News & World Report — five years in a row


Attend our free seminar to learn more:

  • Find out about weight loss surgery options and the benefits of treating unhealthy weight 
  • Meet our board-certified bariatric surgeons and ask questions
  • Hear from former patients who are now living healthier lives 

Seminar Registration


In-Person Seminars

St. Joseph Hospital - Outpatient Pavilion Lobby, 1st Floor
1140 W. La Veta Ave., Orange, CA 92868

In an effort to limit exposure to COVID-19, in-person seminars are temporarily canceled until further notice. As an alternative, you can access our on-demand video series and watch the videos when and where it is convenient for you.



On-Demand Video Series

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

Access online videos


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

For questions, contact us at 714-771-8298 .

The 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.

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

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

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.