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The UCSF Bariatric Surgery Center offers a full range of surgical weight-loss options, including laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic and open revisional bariatric surgery, and laparoscopic removal of gastric band.  

With more than 2,000 procedures performed and more than ninety percent (90%) of procedures performed laparoscopically, our patients enjoyed an average loss of excess body weight of more than 60 percent one year after surgery. Most of our patients experience all the benefits of a bariatric operation, including resolution of obesity-associated comorbidities as well as improvement in quality of life. Since the program began in 2004, our overall complication rate is half the national average, with zero operative mortality.

Our bariatric surgeons are fellowship trained and have extensive additional training in bariatric, gastrointestinal surgery and advanced laparoscopic techniques. The hospital facilities are prepared for the care of the morbidly obese patients, with operating and patient rooms designed specifically for bariatric patients. Radiology and interventional services are available around the clock, as are in-house physicians and faculty surgeons.

We consider bariatric surgery a tool to help patients live healthier and fuller lives.  Our multidisciplinary approach includes the team of surgeons, internal medicine specialists, nutritionists, physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners, and clinical coordinators. We offer comprehensive evaluations before surgery, and follow-up care after surgery that includes support groups, dietitian services, continuing education and regular visits with comprehensive monitoring. 

Stanley J. Rogers, M.D.
Professor & Interim Division Chief,
Division of General Surgery
Director, Bariatric Surgery Center & Liver Tumor Ablation Program

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