Bariatric weight-loss surgery
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Have you tried to lose weight with diet or exercise and been unsuccessful? If you’re struggling with obesity, you may be a candidate for weight-loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery.
At Community Hospital, we provide safe bariatric weight-loss procedures performed by compassionate, experienced surgeons in Monterey County – most commonly laparoscopic gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. The program is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a distinction earned by programs that provide superior surgical care and achieve top levels of performance.
Is bariatric surgery right for you?
Bariatric surgery is designed to help people lose and keep off large amounts of weight to improve health and quality of life. Being severely overweight also increases the risks of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, sleep apnea, cancer, and depression.
You may qualify for bariatric surgery at Community Hospital if you have:
- Body mass index (BMI) between 35 and 40 and two severe, obesity-related illnesses, such as diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, joint disease requiring joint replacement, or heart disease
- Body mass index higher than 40
- Tried to lose weight without success
Prospective patients can learn more on our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page.
Find out your BMI using this calculator, provided by the U.S. department of Health & Human Services.