Scripps Clinic, Pacific Bariatric Surgery Program is a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® (BSCOE) with more than 17,000 surgeries completed. We have a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery. As a Center of Excellence, we have met strict criteria for safety, low complication rates, dedication to follow-up of our patients and have documentation of high success rates. Only a handful of bariatric surgery facilities in California have achieved this designation.
Our seminars give prospective patients the opportunity to meet our surgeons and ask them questions. This is not a marketing seminar. The seminars are hosted by our doctors, who are leading experts in Roux-en-Y gastric bypss surgery and gastric sleeve surgery, so that you can ask them all of your questions. Patients travel from all over the U.S., including Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Riverside and El Centro, to attend our seminars.
Long-term studies show that bariatric surgery results in significant, long-term weight loss, and can aid in the recovery from diabetes, improvement in cardiovascular risk factors, and a reduction in mortality of 23% from 40%. The U.S. National Institutes of Health recommends bariatric surgery for obese people with a body mass index (BMI) of at least 40, and for people with BMI 35 and serious coexisting medical conditions such as diabetes. However, research is emerging that suggests bariatric surgery could be appropriate for those with a BMI of 35 to 40 with no comorbidities or a BMI of 30 to 35 with significant comorbidities. If you would like to learn more about bariatric surgery from leading surgeons, we invite you to join us at one of our upcoming seminars near you