Expert Weight Loss Surgery in Bakersfield

Bariatric surgery reduces weight, improves health

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You’ve tried every diet out there and started countless exercise plans. You may have lost some weight for a while, only to regain it once again. We know, it’s discouraging. Fortunately, there may be some better answers for you. The weight-management experts at Adventist Health Bakersfield can help you find them.

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. That means here you have the most choices, support and personalized care. Maybe that’s why we perform more weight-loss procedures than any other Kern County hospital.

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.

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.

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 deeply understand the emotional needs of anyone considering bariatric surgery. Know that 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 the conversation with a bariatric nurse navigator.

Call 661-869-6580

Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.