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Am I a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

Sansum Clinic’s Bariatric Surgery Center offers proven solutions and compassionate support when traditional options haven’t worked. Our board-certified surgeon, Marc Zerey, MD, performs a variety of minimally invasive weight loss procedures, which often offer less pain and faster recovery, and may help you find the life-changing results you're seeking.

You may be a candidate for weight loss surgery if you are:

  • Between the ages of 18 and 65
  • Obese with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above
  • Struggling with an obesity-related condition like type 2 diabetes hypertension, heart disease or obstructive sleep apnea
  • Have tried or are currently trying to lose weight through other means such as diet and exercise
  • Psychologically ready for weight-loss surgery and willing to commit to a whole new lifestyle
  • Not drug or alcohol dependent

See our weight loss surgery FAQs for more helpful information.


Nationally Recognized Bariatrics in Santa Barbara

If you qualify for a procedure, find confidence knowing that Sansum Clinic is a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®—meaning that we provide the highest, national standards of care right here at home. Along your journey, we’ll work closely with you to explore all options, including the benefits and risks of each weight loss procedure; comprehensive pre-operative education, testing and nutritional counseling; navigate insurance coverage; and ongoing support for lasting success.


Start Your Journey with a Single Step

Join us for a free informational orientation, hosted monthly by Dr. Zerey and the dedicated bariatric care team. They’ll walk through a full range of weight management and surgical solutions, and see if a procedure may be right for you.

Call (805) 898-3472 or save your spot for an upcoming bariatric surgery orientation.