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Renew your health. Reclaim your life.

If you're looking to improve your health and quality of life, our skilled surgical weight loss team is here to help you achieve your weight loss goals. We offer a comprehensive surgical weight loss program that can be unique to your needs.


Start your journey toward better health

At Dignity Health – Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, our first priority is the care and safety of our patients. Because of our commitment to quality, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) conferred a Five-Star rating to our hospital. This means that patients can expect the safest outcomes delivered with humankindness. We are committed to ensuring that each weight loss patient is appropriately evaluated to determine the best options for their weight loss goals.

Reclaim your life

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Criteria for weight loss surgery

The National Institutes of Health and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery have established the following criteria. To be a candidate for bariatric surgery, a patient must:

  • Be more than 100 pounds over ideal weight
  • Have a BMI of 40 or greater, or a BMI of 35-39.9 with co-morbidities such as diabetes or hypertension that would improve significantly with weight loss
  • Have tried and been unable to lose weight through diet and exercise
  • Have prepared to make a lifelong commitment to dietary, exercise, and behavioral changes necessary for long-term success
  • Have no mental or behavioral disorders that may interfere with long term weight loss success

Calculate your BMI

Knowing your body mass index (BMI) is only the first step to a new you. Calculate your BMI now to see if you are the right candidate.

Surgical weight loss procedures

Our bariatric team comprising surgeons, nurse managers, registered dietitians and patient coordinators work with each patient to determine the procedure most appropriate based on factors including weight, diet, underlying medical conditions, lifestyle habits, and overall health.

  • Also known as the “RNY” or “bypass”
  • Most commonly selected procedure for patients needing significant weight loss 
  • This procedure restricts the amount of food one can eat before becoming full, limits the amount of sugars and fats one can tolerate, and has the added benefit of reducing the amount of food one can absorb
  • Also known as the “sleeve,” is a newer, less complex, and lower risk procedure
  • During this procedure, the surgeon removes most of your stomach to create a small sleeve-shaped stomach about the size of a banana 
  • Removes an area of the stomach that induces hunger to reduce your appetite
  • Non-reversible procedure 
  • Also known as “The Lap Band,” is least invasive with no cutting or stapling of the stomach
  • During this procedure, the surgeon places a band around the upper portion of your stomach to decrease the amount of food your stomach can hold
  • Adjustments can be made to customize the band size and is reversible if necessary

In addition to these primary procedures, Glendale Memorial also offers multiple revision procedures for patients who have previously undergone bariatric surgery.

Why choose Glendale Memorial Hospital for weight loss surgery?

Award winning hospital—Glendale Memorial Hospital received the highest quality rating, Five-Stars from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). We provide strong clinical outcomes and have 24/7 hospitalists and intensivists on staff to provide the highest level of care.

Weight Loss Program Services Include:

  • High quality post-operative care in a peaceful environment
  • Surgical concierge escort—ensuring patients know where to go on the day of surgery
  • Private recovery rooms following surgery

Our goal is to help patients develop the tools they need as they begin their transformation toward a life of improved health, activity, and longevity.

Looking for information on surgical weight loss?

Learn more about surgical weight loss

It is said each journey begins with the first step. We encourage interested patients to schedule an initial consultation to meet the bariatric surgery team and have their questions answered.

To learn more about our services and how we can help, please call us at (818) 502-2270.