Weight Loss & Obesity Surgery Specialists

Scottsdale HealtBariatric Surgery Center of Excellencehcare Bariatric Center specializes in the treatment of obesity through state-of-the-art surgical procedures and highly trained care providers. If you are at least 75-100 pounds overweight (corresponding with a BMI of 35 or higher with co-morbid conditions); you may be a candidate for our nationally recognized weight loss surgery program. The Centers for Disease Control has determined that morbid obesity is the #1 health problem in the United States responsible for 300,000 deaths annually. One in five – or 50 million – Americans are obese while 11 million are morbidly obese. Morbid obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) score of 40 or more. Don’t know your BMI? We can help.

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement ProgramdThe Scottsdale Healthcare Bariatric Center and Scottsdale Healthcare Shea have achieved recognition as an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. The bariatric surgery specialty is unique in that a dedicated, multidisciplinary team provides the long-term patient care needed to achieve durable weight-loss success and resolution of comorbidities. The COE programs recognize this by awarding designation to both the surgeon and facility.

Don’t know where to start? Scottsdale Healthcare’s Bariatric program staff is here to help walk you through the entire process, beginning with an informational seminar. We can assist you with checking your insurance benefits and navigating the pathway to surgery. We will educate you every step of the way regarding food choices, exercise techniques and how to avoid pitfalls. You will have all the tools you need to make that life affirming change and remain successful.  

Bariatric - Minimally Invasive Procedures

Our cutting-edge surgical program uses minimally invasive techniques which are effective in helping the morbidly obese return their bodies and lifestyles to a state of balance and good health in a relatively short time. The Scottsdale Healthcare Bariatric Center offers four procedures all performed laparoscopically: Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Duodenal Switch and Gastric Banding. Dr. Robin Blackstone, Medical Director, Dr. Jason Reynoso, Dr. James Swain, and the team at Scottsdale Healthcare have developed a comprehensive, evidence-based multidisciplinary program to help morbidly obese patients to achieve a safe, sustained weight loss.

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Learn everything you need to know about obesity and how to get the help you deserve.

  • What causes obesity both genetically and environmentally?

  • What other health risks (called co-morbidities) does obesity pose?

  • What are your obesity treatment options and how do each of them work?

  • What are the chances of success for each type of treatment?

  • What are the risks associated with with each type of treatment?

  • How long will you be in the hospital?

  • When will you be back to work?

  • What are the costs involved?  Is it covered by insurance or Medicare?

  • What makes Scottsdale Healthcare Bariatric Center the best place to have my weight loss surgery?

Get answers to these and many more questions today. Attend our free seminar on weight loss surgery options.

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