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Dignity Health Arizona Weight Loss

Begin your weight loss journey here.

We are by your side every step of the way—from consideration to post-surgery needs. Let’s start now and take this first step together. Take our assessment today to find out if you’re a candidate for weight loss surgery.

Find a supportive hand at the Dignity Health Weight Loss Center.

From the moment you step in for your initial consultation to post-surgery support, our dedicated team at Dignity Health's Weight Loss Surgery Center is with you at every step of the way. Our mission? To guide you into a new beginning marked by improved health, vitality, and longevity.

Our expert surgical weight loss team is eager to guide you. With a collaborative approach, we'll explore the most fitting solutions to meet your weight loss goals. Recognizing your individual needs, we ensure your treatment plan is personalized, aligning with your weight loss objectives and lifestyle habits.

Your journey begins with a one-on-one meeting with our medical team to understand your personal goals, then we carefully collaborate with your input to select the weight loss procedure that is best suited for you. Our unique multidisciplinary approach includes dietary counseling, psychological support, ongoing weight loss care through our expert providers, and optional support groups with your peers. Every facet of the program is focused on helping you lose weight with dignity and jumpstart your journey to a better quality of life with improved health and sustained long-term success.

What weight loss options do we offer?

Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is a safe and effective way to lose weight long-term. It reduces the amount of food your stomach holds and helps you feel full faster, resulting in significant weight loss results.

  • Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

    With no intestinal bypass, this popular, minimally invasive procedure restricts the volume of food you can eat by creating a small stomach about the size of a banana. You will experience noticeable changes in your gut hormones as this procedure promotes satiety, suppresses hunger, and in many cases reverses type 2 diabetes.

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  • Gastric Bypass

    This procedure involves separating the top of your stomach to create a small pouch, which a surgeon then connects to the small intestine, bypassing upper portions of the small intestine. Not only does this small pouch reduce the amount of food that can be comfortably eaten at one time, but fewer calories and nutrients are absorbed as well.

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  • Gastric Reduction Duodenal Switch

    As the most complicated but most effective surgery option, the duodenal switch combines restrictive and malabsorptive techniques. It includes a gastrectomy, removing part of the stomach, and an intestinal bypass, making the path your food takes even shorter. Most patients average a loss of 80% of excess weight over a span of two years.

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Are you a candidate for bariatric surgery?

Qualifications for bariatric surgery can vary based on factors such as a person's health, body mass index (BMI), and previous weight loss attempts. Patient selection for weight loss surgery is based on the National Institutes of Health criteria:

  • BMI of 35 or greater with one or more obesity-related health conditions

  • 100 pounds or more above ideal body weight or a BMI of 40 or above

  • Certain obesity-related health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and joint problems

  • Psychological assessment to ensure realistic expectations and mental preparedness for the surgery and the lifestyle changes it entails

Start the conversation today.

Ready to transform your life and embrace a healthier future? Our dedicated surgical weight loss team at Dignity Health's Weight Loss Center, situated at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center and St Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center, is committed to supporting you at every stage. Take the first step to a healthier life today.


Recognized for the bariatric support we provide

Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, Chandler Regional Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center have achieved national accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. Patients in the Phoenix area seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions have a high-quality choice for receiving treatment at a nationally accredited program that meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care.

Our dedication to top-notch care is anchored in a well-trained team. To achieve the MBSAQIP designation, our facilities meet stringent criteria encompassing staff expertise, infrastructure, training, and patient care protocols, underscoring our capability to proficiently cater to patients grappling with severe obesity.

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Hear from our bariatric patients, like Tamisha, and our providers.

Dive into more stories from our patients like Tamisha who have had life-changing experiences through our bariatric program. Our expert weight loss physicians sit down to explain different aspects of the journey, from nutrition and related conditions like sleep apnea to the process of the initial consultation and our support groups.

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Start your journey to better health today.

If you're ready to take the next step toward a healthier life, call us today to set up a 1:1 consultation with one of our patient advocates. Learn the ins and outs of bariatric surgery and get answers to all of your questions.

You can also sit down for about three minutes to take our free weight loss assessment to find out if you’re a candidate for bariatric surgery. We ask questions about your medical history and lifestyle habits to determine the best plan for you.