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Is Bariatric Surgery Right for You?

Bariatric surgery, also known as weight-loss surgery, has a very positive success record for helping people lose weight, overcome weight-related health problems and live a fuller life.

When you receive weight-loss surgery from one of our board-certified doctors at MultiCare, you’ll also create new, healthy eating habits with the help of our dietitians. You’ll learn how to safely increase your activity level, too. These three factors — surgery, eating habits and exercise — add up to a strong chance for life-long success.

Bariatric Surgery Guidelines

To keep you safe, doctors and insurers have set the following guidelines for weight-loss surgery:

  • You have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40.
  • You have a BMI greater than 35 with one or more weight-related health problems (known as comorbidities), such as type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure.
  • You are unable to achieve and maintain significant weight loss through traditional methods such as diet and exercise.
  • You’re ready to commit to a healthy, active lifestyle.
  • You don’t have medical conditions that could cause serious complications during or after surgery.
  • You understand the surgery benefits, risks and complications, and you have a full understanding of what to expect.

Take Our Personalized Assessment

If you are seriously overweight, have not had long-term success losing weight through diet and exercise alone and have one or more weight-related health conditions, you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery.

Take our free, personalized Weight-Loss Surgery Assessment to determine if weight-loss surgery can help you. Because weight-loss surgery is a major operation with life-changing effects, you need to meet specific guidelines for this procedure. When you finish, we’ll send you personalized results that include your BMI and any weight-related health problems — such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or sleep apnea — which may be improved or completely resolved following surgery.
 

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Ready to Learn More?

MultiCare’s weight-loss surgery program can help you improve your health, lose weight and feel better. Attend our free, no-obligation online seminar to learn more.

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Weight-Loss Surgery Assessment

Learn if weight-loss surgery is right for you and what steps you can take to identify and address weight-related concerns. 

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Weight-Loss Support Group

Each support group features a scheduled topic, as well as time for open discussion tailored to meet attendees' needs.

Find a Virtual Support Group

Out of an abundance of care and caution for our community and patients during the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we will not be offering in-person support groups for the remainder of the year. All support groups will take place in a virtual setting.

MultiCare Center for Weight Loss & Wellness

View our convenient Puget Sound locations to find a clinic near you.

Or, call us at 253-301-5280 or toll-free at 844-256-7659 to learn more about our Bariatric Surgery and Medical Weight-Loss programs.