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Weight Loss Surgery Program

ValleyCare's Weight Loss Surgery Program is designed to assist obese people in losing weight and improving their quality of life using bariatric surgery, plus dietary changes, exercise, education and behavior modification. Our staff members are experienced in working with obese patients and are truly compassionate and eager to help you reach your weight loss goal. The multidisciplinary team consists of three surgeons, a nurse practitioner, registered dietitians and clinical psychologists. View a video highlighting the benefits of weight loss surgery.

Weight Loss Surgery Program Overview

  • FREE Information Seminar (download class flyer)
  • Welcome to the Program
  • Medical evaluation to determine eligibility
  • Multidisciplinary input for individualized care plan
  • Pre-surgery medical weight management (if required by your insurance company)
  • Healthy Lifestyle Education online and in classroom
  • Initiation of exercise program and dietary modification
  • Surgery at ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton
    • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass
    • Sleeve Gastrectomy
    • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAGB)
  • Post-surgery care and twice monthly patient support groups

Who Is Eligible?

Universal standards established by the National Institutes of Health are considered in the candidate selection process. The criteria include:

  • At least 100 lbs. over ideal body weight (BMI 40) or 70-75 lbs over (BMI 35) with weight-related health issues (calculate your BMI)
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Significant effort at weight reduction without lasting success
  • Motivation to make permanent lifestyle changes