Welcome to the first step on your weight loss journey. Here you can learn about the bariatric surgery program at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, and our personalized care approach. You’ll embark down a path that covers qualification requirements, an information session and scheduling an appointment.
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The first thing to know about weight loss surgery is that there are several options.
The most common weight loss procedure, the sleeve gastrectomy option, is a form of bariatric surgery where part of the stomach is removed to reduce food intake.
This procedure creates a smaller stomach pouch to reduce food intake and intestinal bypass to reduce calorie absorption and produce significant weight loss results.
The procedure removes a large percentage of the stomach and reroutes the intestines. It limits food intake and reduces calorie absorption.
For those who have already undergone bariatric surgery, these options may help address persisting complications or incidences where significant weight loss wasn't realized.
Our bariatric surgery experts provide the best care available in the Pacific Northwest.
We treat over 1,000 patients each year.
Nationally accredited Centers of Excellence (pending in Silverdale).
St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way, is the largest, dedicated robotic-assisted bariatric surgery program in the U.S. and a distinguished EpiCenter for robotic-assisted bariatric surgeon training.
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, is a distinguished teaching hospital with world renowned gastrointestinal/endoscopy services.
St. Michael Medical Center, Silverdale, is a nationally recognized general surgery total practice robotic-assisted EpiCenter, and the only hospital on the peninsula specializing in bariatric surgery.
Your weight loss journey is personal—and it’s a big decision. That’s why we tailor your treatment for long-term success using:
If you are thinking about any of the surgery options, we are here to help you with your questions. First, take this survey to gauge if you are an optimal candidate for the procedures offered with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health
For many people, insurance is an important factor when considering bariatric surgery. Read through common insurance questions and considerations