All patients start their program at one of our educational seminars. If you’ve been referred by a doctor, you’ll need to attend a seminar prior to your consultation. You can also attend if you don’t have a referral, but are interested in the program. At the seminars, we review the disease of obesity, the role of surgery and all the steps necessary to begin your program. Attend one of our convenient seminars.
The bariatric surgery program at Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital is designed to support you at every step of your weight loss journey. Our team will provide information to help you make a decision about surgery, and we have a dedicated bariatric clinic to help you prepare for surgery and support you after your procedure.
Bariatric surgery can dramatically improve your health by helping reduce the severity of many serious health conditions related to obesity. Some conditions often linked to obesity include high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea and back and joint problems. In fact, the American Diabetes Association recommends bariatric surgery as a treatment for morbidly obese people with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes.
The bariatric surgery program at Sutter Santa Rosa meets the highest standard for clinical quality and is accredited as a Comprehensive Center by the MBSAQIP. We offer the latest in minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic weight loss procedures such as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, vertical sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable gastric band. Your weight loss team will help you choose the best procedure for your individual health needs.
Be aware that from pre-surgery preparation to lifelong care after surgery, your success will require significant lifestyle changes. It also requires a strong network of people who understand the challenges involved.