Imagine being able to walk up a flight of stairs without becoming short of breath, or going out for a special occasion without having to worry about blood sugar levels. Imagine just feeling better. The Mercy Weight Loss Surgery Program in Bakersfield can help.
Our quick online assessment is a good place to start to help you determine if bariatric surgery is your way to weight loss. It takes only a few minutes and the detailed report you will receive, based on your input, can be a valuable tool in your decision making process.
Nationally Recognized Mercy Weight Loss Surgery Program
The Mercy Weight Loss Surgery Program is accredited by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (MBSAQIP).
A distinction like this recognizes our comprehensive and personalized approach to treating our patients and providing tools for lifelong success, including:
- Pre-surgery education seminars
- Physician Consultations
- Nutrition Counseling
- Exercise Planning
- Support Groups
- Post-surgery follow-up
The Mercy Weight Loss Surgery Program is also proud to be recognized as a Blue Distinction® Center in the area of Bariatric Surgery for the safe, effective care we provide our weight loss surgery patients. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated by Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies. This recognition means the Mercy Weight Loss Surgery Program:
- Has demonstrated expertise in delivering improved patient safety,
- Has implemented bariatric-specific quality measures, including complication and readmission rates for laparoscopic procedures in sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and adjustable gastric band,
- And is nationally accredited at both the facility and bariatric program-specific levels.
The First Steps to Weight Loss
Imagine finding your way to a better life—one where you can play with your kids or go out with friends and actually enjoy yourself because you feel better. If you feel now is the time to commit to living a healthier life, weight loss surgery may be what you need.
The best way to get started is to attend one of our free seminars to get the information you need to make an educated decision on whether bariatric surgery is right for you. The seminars are designed to help you better understand the surgical options, the requirements before surgery, and what to expect after surgery. The surgical procedures we offer will be discussed:
- Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
- Gastric banding
- Sleeve gastrectomy
You'll also have the opportunity to meet some of the team at the Mercy Hospital Weight Loss Surgery Program in Bakersfield who will be there to offer you the support you need along the way.
Our free seminars are held during the first Wednesday of every month:
Clerou Lecture Room
Mercy Hospital Downtown
2215 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
or RSVP to (661) 632-5117.
Learn More About Weight Loss Surgery
To learn more about the Mercy Weight Loss Surgery Program in Bakersfield, please call (661) 632-5117
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