- Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
- 9888 Genesee Avenue
- La Jolla, CA 92037 US 32.8846 -117.222
- Visiting Hours
- 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Visiting hours may be adjusted based on the patient's needs and wishes.
- Emergency Services
- The ER is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Obesity is not a failure of willpower, it’s a disease. While weight-loss surgery has been a treatment option for over 30 years, many still consider it a last resort.
In 2005, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla was designated a Center of Excellence by the Surgical Review Corporation/American Society for Bariatric Surgery (SRC/ASBS). This designation is based on the program’s components, outcomes and statistics, and was established to better ensure quality in bariatric surgery.
Because we’re committed to long-term success, we offer patient support before and after surgery. Working with our bariatric surgeons, we offer a multidisciplinary approach to surgical weight loss. Our program and services include:
- Pre- and post-operative support and education
- Exercise and nutrition training
- Psychological evaluation
- Eating disorder intervention
- Support groups
- Special interest networks
We provide patients with the tools they need to live a happy, hopeful life.
Preparing for surgery
Our patient support groups can help you prepare both emotionally and physically for your surgery and recovery.
Once your surgical date has been scheduled, preoperative clearance must be obtained from your internist, psychologist, psychiatrist or other specialist (based on your individual medical history), and a final physical performed.
After your surgery, you will meet frequently with your bariatric surgery team, followed by annual check-ups. In order to keep you connected, well informed and inspired, we provide weekly classes, ongoing support groups and educational materials.