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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 Do you qualify for weight loss surgery?

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 This whole experience has strengthened the relationship I have with my daughter and brought us much closer together.

– Rita
Auburn, WA Lost 100 lbs. Each

This statement represents the results of one person. Results may vary.

Weight Loss Surgery Options


The first thing to know about weight loss surgery is that there are several options.

Gastric sleeve

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.

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Gastric bypass

This procedure creates a smaller stomach pouch to reduce food intake and intestinal bypass to reduce calorie absorption and produce significant weight loss results.

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Duodenal switch/SADI

The procedure removes a large percentage of the stomach and reroutes the intestines. It limits food intake and reduces calorie absorption.

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Revision surgery

For those who have already undergone bariatric surgery, these options may help address persisting complications or incidences where significant weight loss wasn't realized.

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Why Choose the Center for Weight Management?

Do you qualify for surgery?

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

Insurance FAQs

For many people, insurance is an important factor when considering bariatric surgery. Read through common insurance questions and considerations

What can I do if my insurance doesn’t cover bariatric surgery? Why does it take so long to get insurance approval? What can I do to help the process?  SEE ALL FAQS