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Bariatric Surgery for Weight Loss

Better Health Through Weight-Loss Surgery


Why Bariatric Surgery?

For some, the journey to weight loss is difficult, 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 become a happier, healthier you.

Bariatric surgery, also called weight-loss surgery, refers to several surgical procedures that reduce the size of the stomach and/or allow food to bypass part of the small intestive. This typically results in significant loss of excess body weight, improvement or complete resolution of serious weight-related health conditions, reduction of health care costs over time and increased life satisfaction.

At MultiCare, we perform two bariatric surgery procedures:

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 condition, you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery.

Why MultiCare Center for Weight Loss & Wellness?

MultiCare's Bariatric Surgery Program combines the expertise of a team of certified bariatric surgery professionals with a compassionate and supportive environment. Our program is nationally-accredited as a MBSAQIP-AccreditationComprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®) and is designed to support success throughout all stages of your weight-loss journey.

Through MultiCare you'll have access to:

  • Three board certified surgeons with over a decade of experience in performing bariatric surgery, as well as a certified physician's assistant.
  • A program coordinator who is a certified bariatric nurse.
  • A psychologist specializing in the bariatric patient population.
  • Five registered dieticians dedicated to weight management.
  • An experienced and friendly support staff.
  • Assistance navigating insurance plan coverage and requirements.
  • Clinics conveniently located in Covington, Olympia and Tacoma.
  • Multiple visits with your care team before and after surgery.
  • Free support groups to connect you with your bariatric surgery peers.

Learn More About Our Program

To learn if bariatric weight-loss surgery is right for you, take our free online Weight-Loss Surgery Assessment. If you are a candidate, we encourage you to attend a complimentary informational seminar to learn about the weight-loss surgery process. 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 at several locations throughout the area each month. There is no cost to attend, however out of an abundance of care and caution for our community and patients during the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, our in-person weight-loss surgery seminars are now only available for small groups. Since attendance at each session is limited, registration is required. Click the button below find a seminar near you.

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In addition, we offer a convenient online seminar that can be viewed from the comfort of your own home. Click the button 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 or in-person seminar to learn more.

Online Seminar

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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.

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Out of an abundance of care and caution for our community and patients during the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, our weight-loss support groups have been suspended until further notice. 

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.