Bariatric Surgery for Weight Loss

Better Health, and a Better Life, Through Weight-Loss Surgery


For some, the journey to weight loss is a difficult one, and diet and exercise are simply not enough.

If you've struggled to reach a healthy weight, weight-loss surgery through MultiCare's Bariatric Surgery Program may be right for you. We're here to support you along every step of your journey, help you achieve your weight-loss goals and put you on the path for a healthy life, now and in the future.

Why Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery, also called weight-loss surgery, is the name given to several surgical techniques that reduce the size of the stomach and/or allow food to bypass part of the small intestine. This typically results in significant weight loss — and also often helps to resolve other serious weight-related conditions, such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.

At MultiCare, we perform two different bariatric surgeries:

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

Why MultiCare Health System?

MultiCare's Bariatric Surgery program combines the expertise of certified bariatric surgery professionals with a compassionate and supportive environment. We offer:

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A nationally-accredited Comprehensive Center, under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®).

  • A lead board-certified surgeon with over a decade of experience in performing bariatric surgery.
  • A program coordinator who is a certified bariatric nurse
  • An expert support staff
  • Multiple opportunities to talk to your surgeon, as well as our staff, before and after surgery
  • Free support groups for before and after surgery to help keep you on track, led by MultiCare's Center for Healthy Living
  • A personalized, guided plan to lead you up to your surgery and beyond

MultiCare's Bariatric Surgery program is also one of only a few programs in Washington, and the only program that performs weight-loss surgeries in Tacoma, making us the closest bariatric surgery program to Olympia, as well as the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas.

Learn More About Our Program

Weight loss is a journey you shouldn’t have to travel alone. With MultiCare’s new weight-loss surgery program, you can improve your health, lose weight and feel better — all with the help of our skilled care team, ready to support you before, during and after surgery.

Attend a free, no-obligation seminar to learn about the weight-loss surgery process. You’ll hear first-hand from a patient who has had the surgery and we’ll discuss the types of surgical procedures available, insurance requirements, how to prepare for surgery, what the recovery is like and how we’ll continue to provide ongoing support to you after surgery.

Seminars are held twice a month at convenient locations throughout the area. There is no cost to attend, but attendance is limited, so we encourage you to register.

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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 in-person seminar to learn more.

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Can't attend in person? Try our free online seminar.

Online Seminar

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.

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MultiCare Center for Weight Loss & Wellness

Tacoma (Main Location)
2202 S. Cedar, Suite 300
Tacoma, WA, 98405
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Call us at 253-301-5280 or toll-free at 844-256-7659 to learn more about our programs or to schedule your first appointment.

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Bariatric Surgery Referrals