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Care and Treatment of Bariatric and Metabolic Disorders

Is there an age restriction for bariatric surgery?
Is there a weight limit for bariatric surgery?
How successful is bariatric surgery?
How can I get more information about bariatric surgery at Stanford?

Call us at 650-736-5800 for a consultation. We’ll give you all the information you need to make an informed decision about bariatric surgery.

Does medical weight loss require a liquid diet?
I have tried to lose weight before and failed. Can medical weight loss help me?
Can medical weight loss improve my health?
Can medical weight loss help me if I’m 100 pounds or more overweight?
How can I get more information about medical weight loss at Stanford?

Call us at 650-736-5800 for a consultation. We’ll be happy to discuss whether or not our medical weight loss program can help you achieve your goals.

Bariatric Surgery Linked with Increased Taste Sensitivity

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.

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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 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.

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.

International Patients
Phone: +1 650-723-8561
Email: IMS@stanfordhealthcare.org

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650-736-5800

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