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Bariatric Surgery for Weight Loss

Better Health Through Weight-Loss Surgery


Why Bariatric Surgery?

Have you dieted and exercised for years, but haven’t lost the weight you want to? Or have you lost weight over and over, only to gain it back?

People often struggle to reach a healthy weight. Weight-loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, may result in effective, long-term weight loss.

If you are seriously overweight or obese, have not had long-term success losing weight with diet and exercise, and have one or more weight-related health problem, you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery at the MultiCare Center for Weight Loss & Wellness. Through our program, we’re here to help you achieve your weight-loss goals and become a happier, healthier you.

Better Health Through Weight-Loss Surgery

Weight-loss surgery refers to several surgical procedures that reduce the size of your stomach and/or allow food to bypass part of your small intestine. After weight-loss surgery, you typically lose a significant amount of excess body weight. Just as important, you may find that weight-related health conditions, such as diabetes or sleep apnea, improve or completely disappear. Best of all, you may experience greater joy in living.

Why MultiCare Center for Weight Loss & Wellness?

At MultiCare, our expert team of certified bariatric-surgery professionals care for you in a compassionate, helpful environment. Our program is nationally accredited under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), meaning we have the expertise and resources to support success throughout all stages of your weight-loss journey.

Through MultiCare you’ll have access to:

  • Three board-certified surgeons with more than 10 years of experience in performing weight-loss surgery, as well as a certified physician’s assistant.
  • A program coordinator who is a certified bariatric nurse.
  • A psychologist who specializes in helping people who are trying to lose weight.
  • Registered dieticians dedicated to helping you manage your weight.
  • An experienced and friendly support staff.
  • Assistance navigating insurance plan coverage and requirements.
  • Clinics conveniently located in Covington, Olympia, Puyallup and Tacoma.
  • Plenty of visits with your care team before and after surgery.
  • Free support groups to connect you with your peers who are also having or have had weight-loss surgery.

Learn More About Our Program

Is weight-loss surgery right for you? Only you can know for sure, but if you’re curious, take our free online Weight-Loss Surgery Assessment.

Then, if you’re a candidate, we encourage you to attend a free seminar to learn about the weight-loss surgery process. We’ll tell you about the types of surgical procedures, insurance requirements, how to get ready for surgery, what recovery is like and how we’ll provide ongoing support to you after surgery.

Because we’re taking extra care of our community and patients during the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we’re offering a convenient online seminar at this time, which you can view from the comfort of home. Click below to get started.

Online Seminar

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.

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.

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.