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Bariatric Surgery FAQs

Common questions about bariatric surgery for weight loss

Scripps bariatric surgeon Mark Takata, MD, and a patient smiling in an exam room.

Scripps Clinic bariatric surgeon Mark Takata, MD, helps patients achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle

Common questions about bariatric surgery for weight loss

The decision to undergo bariatric surgery may be one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. Below are answers to frequently asked questions that will help you understand many aspects of the treatment, both before and after surgery. 

What to expect with bariatric surgery

This general information is not a substitute for your doctor’s specific instructions, but will help you know what to expect during your journey.