Experts in Bariatric and Metabolic Disorders

Bariatric surgery, and the lifestyle changes required to achieve your desired outcome, requires a serious commitment on your part. But your commitment also comes with a promise from the Bariatric and Metabolic Interdisciplinary Clinic (BMI Clinic) to do everything we can to help you succeed.

Maps & Directions
900 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-736-5800 Getting Here

Our Doctors

Care and Treatment of Bariatric and Metabolic Disorders

Our Team Puts You at the Center

As you begin your journey toward reaching your weight-loss goals, your Stanford team will be with you every step of the way. Not only will you be the focus of our efforts, you'll be our team's most important member. Because we can't succeed unless you're fully committed to succeeding too.

All the help you need, all in one place

While your team will include a Stanford surgeon, achieving your long-term goals requires constant attention and support in any number of healthcare disciplines. Stanford has pioneered a multi-disciplinary approach to weight loss programs that considers every aspect of your health, and all the factors that contribute to reaching your goals.

Bariatric surgery is an important part of that program, but before and after your surgery, you'll have Stanford specialists from nutrition, psychology, and cardiology working with you as well as education and support groups to help you succeed.

We put all of these resources at your disposal, for as long as it takes you to reach your weight loss and lifestyle goals.

Our team members include:

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Hospital & Clinics patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

For Patients

A referral from your primary care doctor is required.


Bariatric surgery requirements include:

  • Proof of six months supervised attempts at weight loss with documented weights
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Upper endoscopy
  • Meet with a nutritionist before and after surgery
  • Diagnostic tests completed within six months prior to surgery

Bring or mail ahead of time the results of your diagnostic tests, your completed Patient Questionnaire and Food Diary. You can also receive a copies of forms from our New Patient Coordinator at 650-736-7102.

Tip: We receive hundreds of faxes daily. Please send any information via overnight mail services so that you will have a tracking number and will allow us to securely receive your paperwork, labs and consultations.

International Patients

Phone: +1-650-723-8561

For Health Care Professionals


Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stanford Hospital & Clinics provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.


Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.

Track your patients' progress and communicate with Stanford providers securely online.

Learn More About PRISM »