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Accredited Bariatric Surgery Center

In 2012, the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery combined bariatric surgery accreditation programs into a single unified program to achieve one national accreditation standard for all bariatric surgery centers in the United States and Canada.

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Upcoming Seminar

San Diego: February 5, 2019 | 5:30 p.m.

Scripps Mercy Hospital
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4077 Fifth Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: 619-294-8111



We're here for you. For many, our support network is one of the most valuable aspects of our program. In addition to monthly group meetings, members are available to support each other informally by phone. 

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Pacific Bariatric Surgery Medical Group joined Scripps Health on December 1, 2016. As part of the Scripps family, the Scripps Clinic, Pacific Bariatric Surgery Program will provide you with compassionate, state-of-the-art medical care and ongoing support to help you reach and sustain your weight loss goals.


Bariatric Surgery

Change your life for the better. Change your life for good. No one has to tell you about the downside of morbid obesity. If you're at least 100 pounds over your ideal body weight, you already know about the severe health risks. Not to mention the feelings of frustration, depression, and hopelessness that can be absolutely overwhelming. But, there is an answer.

Here at Scripps Clinic, Pacific Bariatric Surgery Program, our goal is to help you change your health and your life. We do this through two types of bariatric surgery procedures, called gastric bypass surgery and gastric sleeve surgery, which create lasting weight loss and, as a result, reduce life-threatening risk factors, improve your self-esteem and enhance your daily living.

We are further committed to providing you with:

  • Thorough and honest answers to all of your questions about gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgery.
  • Caring, experienced gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgeons who are recognized experts in the field of bariatric surgery.
  • Patient education and long-term follow-up care.
  • State-of-the-art equipment and facilities to accommodate all patients.
  • A supportive, respectful staff to guide you through each step of the program.


For many the decision to have bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, is met with both trepidation and relief. If you’ve struggled with weight loss for a very long time and nothing has worked it comes as a relief to know that you will finally see results. Bariatric surgery achieves weight loss by reducing the size of the stomach through removal of a portion of the stomach (sleeve Gastrectomy) or by resecting and re-routing the small intestines to a small stomach pouch (gastric bypass surgery) which is where most people’s trepidation comes in.  
We hope we can relieve some of that trepidation as well. Our staff, surgeons and post-op support groups are unparalleled in their success and care. As a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® (BSCOE) our complication rate is lower than the national average. Long-term studies show bariatric surgery causes significant long-term loss of weight, recovery from diabetes, improvement in cardiovascular risk factors, and a reduction in mortality of 23% from 40% source: N Engl J Med 2009; 361:520-521, not to mention numerous other benefits.
If you have a body mass index (BMI) of at least 40 or a BMI of 35 with coexisting medical conditions such as diabetes the U.S. National Institutes of Health recommends bariatric surgery. Research is also emerging that suggests bariatric surgery could be appropriate for individuals with a BMI of 35 to 40 with no coexisting medical conditions or a BMI of 30 to 35 with significant coexisting medical conditions. 
No one should have to live with morbid obesity. And, you don’t have to anymore. With Pacific Bariatric, under the care of our trained gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgeons, there is a way to reach and maintain a normal weight, and change your life forever.
If you are ready for the change, perhaps it's time to consider a surgical solution that has helped thousands of others. Perhaps it’s time to consider us.