Surgery for obesity - bariatric surgery - has proven to be the most effective and lasting therapeutic intervention for patients who are morbidly obese. The UCSF Bariatric Surgery Center has a multidisciplinary team, which includes surgeons, internal medicine specialists, and dietitians, as well as nurse practitioners, nurses, and physician assistants.
The UCSF Bariatric Surgery Center has performed surgical weight-loss procedures since 1996. We offer comprehensive evaluations before surgery and follow-up care after surgery including support groups, dietitian services and continuing education. We consider bariatric surgery a tool to help you live a healthier, longer and full life. Your ultimate success, however, depends on your adherence to dietary, exercise and lifestyle changes after surgery.