If you’re considering bariatric surgery, the surgeons at Scripps Clinic will recommend an appropriate weight loss surgery option for you based upon many considerations, including your weight, medical conditions, past operations and age.
We are accredited as a Comprehensive Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Our comprehensive program meets strict criteria related to patient safety and high-quality care.
Scripps Clinic offers a comprehensive weight management program to help support your weight loss goals before and after bariatric surgery.
National Institute of Health guidelines state that patients with Class III obesity qualify for bariatric surgery. Class III obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40, or greater than 35 with an obesity-associated medical problem such as diabetes, sleep apnea or high cholesterol.
Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery, is performed through multiple very small incisions instead of one very large incision. The benefits include less pain, shorter hospitalization, less risk of complications, shorter recovery time and better cosmetic results.