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Treatment and Lifestyle


If you have been unable to lose weight through strict dietary management, physical exercise, other lifestyle changes and/or medication, you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery at St. Mary Medical Center may be the answer.

We recognize the obstacles and challenges you face every day and applaud you for taking the first step on your journey toward better health. Making the decision to undergo surgical weight loss is a big step, but an important one when it comes to your health and happiness.

Medical clearances

Your physician and our Surgical Weight Loss coordinator will walk you through what you need, including:

  • Gallbladder ultrasound exam
  • Nutritional evaluation
  • Primary care physician clearance
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Upper GI exam

Depending on your medical condition or insurance requirement, additional medical clearances may include:

  • Cardiac clearance
  • Medical weight loss management
  • Pulmonary clearance

All requirements will vary depending on your individual medical condition and insurance plan, but you will have the support of your Surgical Weight Loss coordinator to guide you.

Make the decision to make a change

Bariatric surgery plus lifestyle changes, like nutritious food and regular exercise, are most effective for weight reduction and improvement in overall health. As bariatric care continues to attract widespread attention, surgery remains an important part of the solution to this increasingly prevalent problem.

If you’re ready to make a real change, the Surgical Weight Loss Center may be able to help.

Learn More About Surgical Weight Loss At St. Mary Medical Center

For more information on our weight loss surgery program, please call 562.491.7995. To find a physician, please call 562.491.4895 or use our search tool to Find a Doctor.