Expert Weight-Loss Surgery

We commend your desire to improve your health and your life. As part of your insurance requirements, the first step is to attend an information session prior to scheduling a consultation.

Learn about the benefits of weight-loss surgery and the various surgical techniques, including the gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy at our next information session. Here you’ll learn who qualifies, the advantages and disadvantages of each procedure and what to expect before, during and after surgery.

Adventist Health Bakersfield features local experts, a group of compassionate leaders in medical weight-loss management. Our team offers the area’s most comprehensive bariatric program. We’re here to help you every step of the way, from the moment you start your research to long after you’ve reached your health goals.

Start the conversation with a bariatric nurse navigator.

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Is weight-loss surgery right for you?
It might be. Bariatric weight-loss surgery is a big step, but one that leads to an amazing chance to live a healthy life.

A bariatric procedure can help if:
  • You’re 100 pounds or more over your suggested healthy body weight.
  • If your body-mass index (BMI) is 40+.
  • If you have tried a variety of weight-loss programs previously with little long-term success.
  • If you feel the need to improve your health by losing weight.

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Which bariatric procedure is right for you?

You’re unique. You deserve the procedure that will fit your specific needs. Our local weight-management experts can carefully walk you through a variety of options.

Gastric sleeve surgery

Up to 80% of the stomach is surgically removed, drastically reducing the amount of food the stomach can hold (and, therefore, hunger). It also reduces the sugars absorbed into the blood, an important consideration for people with type-2 diabetes.

Gastric bypass surgery

If your body-mass index is 45+, you and your doctor might consider gastric bypass (also called Roux-en-Y bypass). With this procedure, the stomach is bypassed entirely, replaced by a small pouch.

Lap band surgery

This is also called gastric banding. An adjustable band is placed around the stomach to create a small area for food without cutting any of the stomach. The band can be removed, making it the only fully reversible weight-loss surgery.

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Safe, expert bariatric procedures with proven results

The Adventist Health Bakersfield weight-management program has earned a level 1A certification by the American College of Surgeons. That means we’ve passed the most vigorous evaluation by the country’s top surgeons. As the local leader in bariatrics, we can help you find the perfect option for you.

At Adventist Health Bakersfield, we’re not just clinical experts. We also understand the emotional needs of anyone considering bariatric surgery. We do everything possible to help you through this process, physically, emotionally and spiritually. A dedicated bariatric nurse navigator is available to answer your questions when you’re ready.

Start now by contacting a caring, compassionate nurse navigator or by requesting more information.

Information Sessions With Bariatric Experts

Adventist Health Bakersfield is committed to providing the information and support you need for a successful weight-loss surgery, recovery and healthy life journey. For those interested in learning more about our Bariatrics program, we have created an online option that allows you to view an information session at your convenience. After you complete the video, someone on our staff will contact you to determine if you qualify and are ready to take the next step. Then, you can schedule a consult with our team who will carefully walk you through this process and discuss your options.


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We’re not just here to provide weight-loss surgery. We’re here to help you every step of the way, from the moment you start your research to long after you’ve reached your health goals.