Gastric Bypass Surgery

Expert Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in San Diego

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Expert Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in San Diego

Widely accepted as the most effective weight loss surgery available, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is performed by Scripps Clinic bariatric surgeons in San Diego as a minimally invasive (laparoscopic) procedure. With some of the most experienced weight loss surgeons in Southern California, our team has helped tens of thousands of people safely transform their lives.

About gastric bypass surgery

Also known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, gastric bypass surgery is a type of bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery. Our bariatric surgeons at Scripps Clinic use the latest in minimally invasive (laparoscopic) techniques. By making only a few small incisions during surgery, laparoscopic gastric bypass may result in less pain, shorter hospitalization, decreased risk of complications, shorter recovery time and better cosmetic results.

Your bariatric surgery team

The Scripps Clinic weight loss and bariatric surgery team gives you the combined expertise of:


  • Highly trained board-certified surgeons who specialize in minimally invasive bariatric surgery
  • Board-certified physicians in other specialties who help provide additional care depending on your specific medical needs
  • Nurse practitioners with expertise in weight management
  • Registered dietitians
  • A certified lifestyle coach
  • Support staff, including a bariatric nurse and physician's assistant for pre- and post-surgery care

Is gastric bypass surgery right for you?

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is one of several bariatric surgery procedures Scripps Clinic offers to help people lose weight safely and effectively. You and your doctor will discuss which procedure is ideal for you, based on your unique health history and weight loss goals. We encourage you to learn more about whether gastric bypass surgery is right for you, get answers to frequently asked questions about bariatric surgery and attend a bariatric surgery orientation.

Support services

At Scripps, we understand that while bariatric surgery can be life-changing, successfully keeping the weight off requires ongoing support. That’s why we empower our patients with the right tools and support services to help you be successful at achieving and maintaining your ideal weight. 


Our bariatric surgery support services include:


  • Monthly bariatric support groups
  • Scripps Living Lite behavioral change program
  • Follow-up with a registered dietitian
  • Ongoing support from a bariatric registered nurse


See a full list of our bariatric surgery support services.