Health Services

Bariatric Surgery Clinic

Bariatric surgery involves many steps to ensure patients and their family members make a thoughtful and educated decision when considering this treatment modality as an option for weight loss. Bariatric surgery is only a part of the overall weight loss plan. Permanent lifestyle changes involving diet and exercise before and after surgery are required to be successful. The goal for our patients is to lose weight initially as well as maintaining a healthy body weight for a lifetime.


To qualify for bariatric surgery, a patient must have a documented BMI (Body Mass Index) of 40 or greater or of 35 with a serious weight-related health problem such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, sleep apnea or gastroesophageal reflux disease. Patient age must be between 18 and 65 years.


TRICARE eligible beneficiaries and retirees. Active duty are not eligible for these services.

Referral Options

Either a patient can be referred by a primary care physician or other provider or a patient may opt for self-referral by calling the general surgery department directly at 619-532-7576.

Preparation for Appointment

Complete one of the Bariatric Patient Questionnaires below and bring this completed form with you to your appointment. These forms are available on this website as well as in the General Surgery Clinic.

The Bariatric Patient Questionnaire should be completed by all NEW patients who have never undergone any bariatric procedure.

The Previous Bariatric Surgery Questionnaire should be completed by patients who have a history of bariatric surgery.


  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Open Surgery
  • Intra Gastric Balloon
  • Vertical ‘Sleeve’ Gastrectomy
  • Roux-N-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Biliopancreatic Diversion
  • Diabetes Surgery
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy

Our Program Services Include

  • Multidisciplinary care
  • Medical and surgical specialty referral, as indicated
  • Exercise and nutrition training


Weight Loss Surgery FAQs

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