Welcome to the first step on your weight loss journey. Here you can learn about the bariatric surgery program at St. Francis Hospital, a part of CHI Franciscan Health, and our personalized care approach. You’ll embark down a path that covers qualification requirements, an information session and scheduling an appointment.

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 Do you qualify for weight loss surgery?

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 Interested in weight loss surgery?

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This surgery, the team at Franciscan, has completely changed my life.

– Cheryl
Gig Harbor, WA Lost 140 lbs.

 
This statement represents the results of one person. Results may vary.
Cheryl

Weight Loss Surgery Options

 

The first thing to know about weight loss surgery is that there are several options.

Gastric sleeve

The most common weight loss surgery, the sleeve gastrectomy procedure is a form of bariatric surgery where part of the stomach is removed to reduce food intake.

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Gastric bypass

This procedure creates a smaller stomach pouch to reduce food intake and intestinal bypass to reduce calorie absorption and produce significant weight loss results.

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Revision surgery

For those who have already undergone bariatric surgery, this procedure addresses any persisting complications or incidences where significant weight loss wasn't realized.

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Why Choose the Franciscan Center for Weight Management?

 
Do you qualify for surgery?

If you are thinking about any of the surgery options, we are here to help you with your questions. First, take this survey to gauge if you are an optimal candidate for the procedures offered with CHI Franciscan

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Insurance FAQs

For many people, insurance is an important factor when considering bariatric surgery. Read through common insurance questions and considerations

What can I do if my insurance doesn’t cover bariatric surgery? Why does it take so long to get insurance approval? What can I do to help the process?  SEE ALL FAQS