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Which Weight Loss Surgery is Best for Me?

Choosing to undergo weight loss surgery is a life-changing decision—and at the Sansum Clinic Bariatric Surgery Center, we’re here to guide you every step of the way. Our bariatric surgery team, led by board-certified surgeon, Marc Zerey, MD, performs a full range of minimally invasive weight loss procedures. Working closely with you and your primary care physician, we’ll help find the right procedure for your unique needs and goals.

Understanding Your Options: Free Informational Session

If you meet the criteria for bariatric surgery, join us for a free orientation with Dr. Zerey. He’ll provide in-depth education on the weight management and surgical solutions available, including:

Call (805) 898-3472 or save your spot at an upcoming weight loss surgery orientation. There, you’ll also have the opportunity to ask any questions and schedule a private consultation.

Learning the Benefits and Risks

All procedures have proven to produce significant weight loss and relief for obesity-related medical problems like heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes and more. As with any major surgery, each procedure carries potential risks and complications as well, which Dr. Zerey will review with you well before the big day. Learn more about the benefits and risks of bariatric surgery.

Navigating Cost and Insurance Coverage

The cost of a bariatric procedure depends on several factors, including the type of surgery you're having and length of hospital stay. Our bariatric program is accredited by major insurance providers, though plans vary. Our bariatric surgery program coordinator will work closely with you and your provider to help determine coverage and submit all documentation for approval.

Committing to Healthy Change

Whichever procedure you decide on, it’s important to remember that surgery is just the start of a lifelong commitment to wellness. As a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®, we’ll be right with you on that journey—starting with pre-operative education to make and maintain important dietary and lifestyle changes. Following surgery, Dr. Zerey and the team will closely monitor your progress, with ongoing follow-up care and monthly support groups to keep you on the path to success.