Bariatric Wellness Center

Providence Saint Joseph is home to one of the region’s leading centers of bariatric health – the branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. As such, we are not only a destination for people from all over Southern California seeking to lose dangerous body weight, we are also a resource for those who simply need information and guidance on the subject.

It should also be noted that surgery is only one component of obesity treatment. At Providence Saint Joseph, our bariatrics program encompasses a comprehensive body-and-mind approach that includes nutrition counseling, psychosocial support and lifelong follow-up care.

Nationally Recognized Care

  • Accredited by the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network
  • Designated as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
  • Recipient of HealthGrades Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ for 2011
  • Ranked among the top 10% in the nation for Bariatric Surgery in 2011 (HealthGrades)
  • Five-Star Rated for Overal Bariatric Surgery in 2011 (HealthGrades)

If you or someone you know is interested in surgical options for dramatic weight loss, please contact us at (818) 848-8311. It could be the first step in a healthier, more satisfying and longer life.

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