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 Virginia Mason 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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The first thing to know about weight loss surgery is that there are several options.
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.
This procedure creates a smaller stomach pouch to reduce food intake and intestinal bypass to reduce calorie absorption and produce significant weight loss results.
For those who have already undergone bariatric surgery, this procedure addresses any persisting complications or incidences where significant weight loss wasn't realized.
The Franciscan Center for Weight Management has performed more robot-assisted bariatric surgeries than any other hospital in the country? We help thousands of people successfully achieve their weight loss goals each year.
You should have confidence in the bariatric team and program you partner with. The Franciscan Center for Weight Management is accredited through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.
Your weight loss journey is personal—and it’s a big decision. That’s why we tailor your treatment for long-term success using:
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
For many people, insurance is an important factor when considering bariatric surgery. Read through common insurance questions and considerations