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.  Stanford's Bariatric Surgery Clinic is the first Center of Excellence in Northern California to achieve Level 1A certification by the American College of Surgeons.

Bariatric Surgery Clinic
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900 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-736-5800 Getting Here
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900 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-736-5800 Getting Here

Our Doctors

Care and Treatment of Bariatric and Metabolic Disorders

Resources

Helping you reach your goals

If you're a potential candidate for Bariatric Surgery, or you simply want to develop a successful weight-loss program to reach your goals and stay there, having as much information as possible is critical to that success.

The Bariatric and Metabolic Interdisciplinary Clinic (BMI Clinic) has put numerous resources at your disposal to help provide you with the information and support you need to make an informed decision about weight loss - particularly about Bariatric Surgery.

However, we would like to caution that you should always consult with your physician before starting any significant weight-loss program.

Tools

The following resources may be of interest to patients of the BMI Clinic.

If you're a potential candidate for bariatric surgery, or you simply want to develop a successful weight-loss program to reach your goals and stay there, having as much information as possible is critical to that success.

The Bariatric and Metabolic Interdisciplinary Clinic (BMI Clinic) has put numerous resources at your disposal to help provide you with the information and support you need to make an informed decision about weight loss – particularly about bariatric surgery.

However, we would like to caution that you should always consult with your physician before starting any significant weight-loss program.

NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care 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.

PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

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
Email: IMS@stanfordmed.org

For Health Care Professionals

PHYSICIAN HELPLINE

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

Stanford Health Care (formerly 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.

HOW TO REFER

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

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

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