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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery Overview

With more than 12 million Americans currently suffering from obesity, many people are experiencing the accompanying emotional, social, and physical problems that go along with being overweight. Obesity is one of the largest health threats in the world.

Health problems caused by obesity:

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Premature wear and tear on joints, progressing to debilitating arthritis
  • Increased risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke
  • Increased rates of cancer
  • Excessive snoring and nighttime gasping for air (sleep apnea)
  • Infertility
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Skin problems from moist skin folds
  • Psychological and emotional challenges
  • Lowered self-esteem
  • Death

At Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, we understand the difficulties you may have had in trying to lose weight in the past. Our Surgical Weight Loss program combines a multidisciplinary approach of expert surgery, nutrition, exercise physiologists, counseling, and medicine to help you achieve your weight loss goals. In short, we are dedicated to providing you the safest, most effective weight loss surgery program tailored specifically to your needs.

If you are obese and have tried various diets and medications that have failed to help you lose significant weight, it may be time for you to take the next step. Please take a moment to look at our website for some of the latest information on bariatric surgery procedures.

For more information on bariatric surgery, please call 707-577-7800, or email

To Find a Physician Who Performs Bariatric Surgery

For more information about the surgeons who perform bariatric surgery at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, please go to our online physician referral.


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.