Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital has made every effort to ensure that all the information on this site is accurate and current. However, because medical knowledge is advancing at such a rapid rate, we cannot guarantee that all the information contained here is up to date. The content of this website is provided for informational purposes only. It was written to provide information for patients who suffer from morbid obesity and who have had, or who are considering having, weight loss surgery. Reading the information on this website is not a substitute for a face-to-face consultation with a Bariatric Surgical specialist. Also, please remember that reading this website or e-mail contact does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Every person is an individual with unique medical issues that need to be considered thoroughly in the decision to have weight loss or any type of surgery. If you are interested in setting up a consultation to learn more about the benefits and risks of weight loss surgery, please call the Health Steps program. You may attend one of the free monthly education seminars with Healthy Steps Weight Loss Center.