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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.
Care and Treatment of Bariatric and Metabolic Disorders
Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss
When you struggle with weight issues, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by your weight loss options and dismayed by setbacks. At the Stanford Bariatric and Metabolic Interdisciplinary Clinic (BMI Clinic), we see you as a person with a complex disease that requires treatment and a person who deserves compassion and respect.
We offer both bariatric surgery and medical weight loss to provide the most comprehensive program to our patients. All of our weight loss experts are located in the same building, which makes it convenient for you to obtain the services you need. Whenever possible, we coordinate appointments with all of your team members so you only have to make one trip.
The BMI Clinic was the first Center of Excellence in Northern California to achieve Level 1A certification by the American College of Surgeons, and we've gone on to achieve several other honors. Read more about our achievements and see a full list of our awards and recognitions. Our medical director, John Morton MD, was one of the first physicians to be board certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Meet your care team.
Obese people have less sensitive taste buds than normal-weight people, but bariatric surgery may increase their taste sensitivity in addition to helping them shed pounds, finds new research from Stanford University School of Medicine.
Drug-induced obesity added to Jena Graves' existing health problems. Bariatric surgery reduced her weight and need for medication, and increased her confidence.
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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 at650-736-7102.
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.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions, visit Referring Physicians.