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Morbid or severe obesity is a chronic condition that diet and exercise often fail to control. For these patients, particularly those who serious obesity-related health problems, bariatric surgery may be a good option. At UCSF, the Bariatric Surgery Program is led by a multidisciplinary team of experienced surgeons and gastroenterology faculty, and supported by an outstanding group of medical professionals including dietitians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and physician assistants. 

The vast mumber of weight-loss surgeries  are performed laparoscopically, leading to a reduction in post-operative pain, fewer complications, shorter hospital stays, and a faster return to normal activity. Our center is one of the few in the country that offers bariatric procedures to obese patients with end-stage kidney or liver disease, who would otherwise be exluded from an organ transplant because of weight. Procedures also are offered to treat conditions such as type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea.

Bariatric Surgery Orientation Video

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New Patient Orientation 

We invite you to view our bariatric surgery orientation video to learn more about the disease of obesity, our program, how bariatric “weight loss” surgery can help, and as an educational resource for years to come after a successful surgery. This educational video will guide patients through the key aspects of preparing for bariatric surgery at UCSF, as well as the necessary lifestyle modifications that are needed to achieve the best probability of success after surgery.

Ryan Patrick Wilson, PA-C, MSPAS, MPH
Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program Coordinator
UCSF Medical Center | UCSF Department of Surgery


Your Weight Loss Surgery - This booklet is a comprehensive guide to help you through UCSF’s Bariatric “Weight Loss” Surgery Program.  Please refer to it as needed to help guide you through all stages of the process: Preparing for Surgery, Your hospitalization, and Post op care and dietary recommendations.

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