Comprehensive Center for Bariatric Surgery, Durable Results

Morbid or severe obesity is a chronic condition that diet and exercise often fail to control. For these patients, particularly those who serious obesity-related health problems, bariatric surgery may be a good option. At UCSF, the Bariatric Surgery Program is led by a multidisciplinary team of experienced surgeons and gastroenterology faculty, and supported by an outstanding group of medical professionals including dietitians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and physician assistants. 

The vast mumber of weight-loss surgeries  are performed laparoscopically, leading to a reduction in post-operative pain, fewer complications, shorter hospital stays, and a faster return to normal activity.

Our center is one of the few in the country that offers bariatric procedures to obese patients with end-stage kidney or liver disease, who would otherwise be exluded from an organ transplant because of weight. Procedures also are offered to treat conditions such as type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea.

UCSF Medical Center is accredited as a Comprehensive Center for Bariatric Surgery by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), MBSAQIP and ASMBS. This certification attests to UCSF Medical Center's commitment to providing and supporting quality improvement and patient safety efforts for metabolic and bariatric surgery patients, and that it meets the needs of patients by providing multidisciplinary, high-quality, patient-centered care.

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