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Mercy's Weight-Loss Surgery Program

Discover the new you!


Phillip lost 100 lbs.

Sandy lost 10 dress sizes!

It’s time.

It’s time the reflection in the mirror smiled back at you. It’s time you played outside with your kids and grandkids again. It’s time you fit back in your favorite “skinny” jeans. It’s time you regained your health and reclaimed your life.

If you’ve ever considered weight loss surgery, now is the time, and Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield is the place.

Here, you’ll find one of the top weight loss programs in the region. Our care team includes expert bariatric surgeons and nurses who have years of experience performing gastric banding and gastric bypass surgeries. Our clinical psychologists will make sure you’re doing well mentally and emotionally. Our dieticians will give you the nutritional advice you need to develop a healthy lifestyle long after surgery. And throughout your journey, our bariatrics coordinator will serve as your personal “concierge”, guiding you through the process every step of the way.

At Mercy, we don’t believe our job is done just because your procedure is. The decision to undergo weight loss surgery is a life changing one, and we realize you’ll need help and support long before and after your operation. That’s why we’re committed to being with you every step of the way, providing the clinical guidance and emotional support you need during this incredible journey.

If you’re ready to discover the new you, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a simple two-step process to getting started:

Step 1: Explore the links in this section. Learn all about the surgical options available to you, the benefits and risks of bariatric surgery, life after surgery, and much more.

Step 2: Attend an educational seminar and learn about weight loss surgery at Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield from our bariatrics team and past patients. Seminars are held the first Wednesday of every month from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

To sign-up, please contact our bariatrics program coordinator at 661.663.6765 or e-mail BariatricsBakersfield@DignityHealth.org.

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