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Bariatrics & Weight Management

Your weight loss journey begins here. An expert team supports and guides you as you embark on a more fulfilling, healthier life at our Center for Weight Management. From nutrition counseling to the latest bariatric surgeries, we have the services to design a care plan as unique as you are.

Weight management centers in the Puget Sound: Why choose us?

At our comprehensive Center for Weight Management, you’ll find: 

  • High volumes, excellent outcomes: Our bariatric doctors treat more than 1,000 people each year. We are a national leader in robotic surgery and we have some of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in the Pacific Northwest. 

  • Minimally invasive surgeries: We perform weight loss surgery using minimally invasive techniques — using much smaller incisions than traditional weight loss surgery. This approach helps you recover faster with less pain. 

  • Extensive training and expertise: We are a bariatric surgery leader in Washington state with decades of experience in this field. A number of our bariatric doctors and surgeons have additional fellowship training in weight loss surgery or gastroenterology. Meet our skilled team

  • National accreditation: The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) accredits all our bariatric hospitals. This recognition means we excel in key areas including patient safety, expertise, training, surgical volume and follow-up care. 

  • Convenient virtual care: We make it easy to get started. Our bariatric providers are at locations throughout the Puget Sound. We offer online assessments, education and virtual consultations so you can get advice from the comfort and privacy of home. 

  • Compassionate support: Your care team is by your side before, during and after treatment. We offer continuing education, nutrition counseling, in-person and virtual support groups and other resources to help you achieve long-term weight loss success. Hear success stories from real patients.

  • Trusted health care leader: Our bariatric clinics are backed by the resources and capabilities of Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, one of the leading health systems in the Pacific Northwest. With award-winning hospitals and some of the nation’s top specialists, we have a longstanding track record of providing exceptional care.

Medical weight loss

Medical weight loss is a non-surgical approach to losing weight. It may be right for people who haven’t been able to lose weight with diet and exercise but aren’t ready for surgery. Experienced physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses and registered dietitians provide individualized plans and ongoing care. We offer lifestyle coaching, nutrition counseling, medication and endoscopic treatments. Learn more about your options for medical weight loss.

Weight loss surgery

Weight loss surgery, or bariatric surgery, can help you lose weight to achieve better health and improve medical conditions related to obesity, such as diabetes, heart disease, and many other conditions. 

Our bariatric surgeons have extensive experience performing a range of weight loss procedures, including gastric sleeve and gastric bypass. We use minimally invasive techniques to help you recover faster. 

Learn more about your options for weight loss surgery and find out if you’re a candidate.

Are you a candidate?

We invite you to take the next step to find out more about your weight loss options.