At UW Medical Center, the bariatric surgery team has provided weight-loss management care to residents of Seattle, the Northwest and beyond for more than 30 years. Through minimally invasive laparascopic and open weight-loss procedures, we help patients who are obese lose weight and regain their health.
The UM Medicine weight-loss surgical team understands how important these procedures are to our patients’ lives. That’s why we are dedicated to providing individualized care and exceptional service to support them every step of the way — from the initial consultation through expert surgery and comprehensive follow-up care.
The Center for Bariatric Surgery at UW Medical Center is at the forefront of the field of weight-loss surgery. We’re also one of only six centers in the country funded by the National Institutes of Health to study the outcomes of bariatric (weight-loss) surgery.
The UW Medicine approach to weight-loss surgeryThe UW Medicine weight-loss surgery team believes in a collaborative approach to health care. We treat each patient as a unique individual, and spend time getting to know you and your specific health needs and life goals.
Our physicians first carefully assess your health history, medical issues and body type. Then we’ll discuss the various weight-loss surgical options, including traditional open surgeries as well as less-invasive laparascopic procedures. We’ll make sure you receive the support and education you need to make an informed decision about weight-loss management. Counseling and support are available to all weight-loss patients both before and after surgery.
This combination of customized care, innovative treatments, education about your weight-loss surgery options and continual support ensures that you receive the right surgery and the appropriate follow-up care.
The bottom line? The expert team at UW Medicine’s Center for Bariatric Surgery can help you improve your health and make a commitment to your new way of life.
Attend a free seminar at the Center for Bariatric Surgery at UW Medical CenterConsidering weight-loss surgery? Attend a free seminar to meet our surgical team and learn more about the program and insurance coverage, as well as other topics related to weight-loss management and surgical options.
For seminar location and times, call 206.598.2274.