Weight Loss Surgery
The benefits of weight loss are measured in more ways than just waist size. A healthy weight also improves overall health and quality of life. If your weight is keeping you from the life you were meant to have, weight loss surgery may be the answer. Dignity Health Central Coast provides comprehensive, individualized care from expert providers to help you on your weight loss journey.
Is Weight Loss Surgery for You?
Our free informational seminars are designed to help you better understand weight loss surgery options we offer, insurance coverage, the requirements before surgery, and what to expect after surgery to help you in the decision making process. At the seminar you can have your questions answered and meet some of the team that will be there to offer you the support you need along the way.
What Might You Discover About Yourself?
The physical, emotional, and health benefits of weight loss surgery can put life on a whole new path. See how these patient’s lives have improved after weight loss surgery.
Our quick online assessment is another way to help determine if bariatric surgery might be right for you. It takes only a few minutes and the detailed report you'll receive based on your input can be a valuable tool in your decision making process.
Why Choose Dignity Health?
The physicians and staff associated with Dignity Health will be with you every step of the way on your weight loss journey, from our introductory education session and physician consultation, to nutrition counseling, weight loss surgery and post-surgery support.
Our patients have access to a nurse coordinator, dietitian, pharmacy, and medical specialists from every needed service in order guide you on your weight loss journey.
We are here to help you develop the tools to begin your new life—a life of improved health, activity and longevity.
It’s important to know you are in the most qualified, skilled hands when considering any type of major surgery.
Am I a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?
To qualify for bariatric surgery, you must meet the following criteria established by the National Institutes of Health and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery:
- You are more than 100 pounds over your ideal weight
- You have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or greater or a BMI of 35-39.9, along with two or more medical conditions such as diabetes and/or hypertension which would improve significantly with weight loss
- You have tried and been unable to lose weight through diet and exercise
- You are prepared to make a lifelong commitment to dietary, exercise and behavioral changes necessary for long-term success
- You have no mental or behavioral disorders that may interfere with long-term weight loss success
A Better, Healthier, Happier You
Patients who choose bariatric surgery to help them lose weight can achieve long-lasting weight loss. Here you’ll find important facts about obesity and weight loss surgery.