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Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss
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.
Advanced Practice Provider
Care and Treatment of Bariatric and Metabolic Disorders
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Awards and Distinctions
The Bariatric and Metabolic Interdisciplinary Clinic (BMI Clinic) has received several awards for our surgical excellence and overall care of our patients. We are proud of these achievements.
Learn more about the prestigious awards and certifications that make our BMI Clinic the region’s most comprehensive choice for bariatric surgery and medical weight loss:
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)
We are the first Center of Excellence in Northern California to achieve Level 1A certification by the American College of Surgeons. This certification means our bariatric surgery program passed a rigorous evaluation by fellow surgeons at American College of Surgeons. We must continuously work to improve quality in order to maintain this certification in the future.
Blue Distinction® Center for Bariatric Surgery
This quality designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield signifies the BMI Center delivers high-quality bariatric care that leads to better outcomes for patients. The Blue Distinction® program evaluates facilities for clinical quality and physician expertise. We must periodically undergo re-evaluation to maintain our Blue Distinction® certification.
Optum™ Centers of Excellence
The Optum™ Centers of Excellence designation indicates we meet a high standard of quality in our field. Optum™ evaluated the BMI Clinic on several factors, including our commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to weight loss. This certification also assessed our patient outcomes in relation to the volume of bariatric surgeries we perform.
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons
The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) is the largest society for this specialty in the world. ASMBS represents over 4000 health care professionals including surgeons, physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and dieticians from over 40 countries.
The vision of the Society is to improve public health and well being by lessening the burden of the disease of obesity and related diseases throughout the world. Founded in 1983, foremost American surgeons have formed the society’s leadership and have established an excellent organization with educational and support programs for surgeons and integrated health professionals. The purpose of the society is to advance the art and science of metabolic and bariatric surgery by continually improving the quality and safety of care and treatment of people with obesity and related diseases by:
- Advancing the science of metabolic and bariatric surgery and increase public understanding of obesity.
- Fostering collaboration between health professionals on obesity and related diseases.
- Providing leadership in metabolic and bariatric surgery the multidisciplinary management of obesity.
- Advocating for health care policy that ensures patient access to prevention and treatment of obesity.
- Serving the educational needs of our members, the public and other professionals.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may 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.
To request an appointment with one of our bariatric specialists, call:
Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss in Palo Alto: 650-736-5800
Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss at ValleyCare: 925-416-6720