Choosing a physician is an important decision and should be based upon your own investigation of a particular surgeon's training, education and experience. This site offers you the opportunity to locate and contact a healthcare professional directly. You are solely responsible for your communications and interactions with any listed medical professionals, and any information you send to them is not governed by our site's Privacy Policy.

To learn more about a physician's credentials, you can contact your state medical society, the American College of Surgeons, or The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The surgeons on this list have represented that they have met the following criteria.

Band surgeons:

Have performed at least 125 bariatric procedures, with at least 50 of those cases performed during the last 12 months. Or have performed a minimum of 15 banding procedures in their lifetime.

Gastric bypass surgeons:

Have performed at least 125 gastric bypass procedures, with at least 50 of those cases performed during the last 12 months. Or have performed a minimum of 15 bypass procedures in their lifetime.

Sleeve gastrectomy surgeons:

Have performed at least 125 bariatric procedures, with at least 50 of those cases performed during the last 12 months and a minimum of 15 sleeve gastrectomy procedures performed in their lifetime.

Bariatric surgery is used in morbidly obese adult patients for significant long-term weight loss. It may not be right for individuals with certain digestive tract conditions. All surgery presents risks. Weight, age, and medical history determine your specific risks. Ask your doctor if bariatric surgery is right for you. For more information, call 1-855-2-REALIZE (1-855-273-2549). Learn more about risks for sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and adjustable gastric band.

Disclaimer

The information contained on this site is to help you learn more about the benefits of bariatric surgery. It is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a medical evaluation, examination, consultation, diagnosis, or treatment. You should consult a physician or other health care provider for all medical and health-related matters, including whether or not bariatric surgery is right for you and for guidance on expected outcomes, benefits, and risks.

The weight loss, medication, and diagnosis information on this site is derived from statistical analysis of historical claims and clinical databases as well as research published in peer-reviewed journals. While predictive modeling techniques were used, the results cannot predict the specific outcomes for any individual. Individual patient results may vary. We do not guarantee the availability of and we do not assume any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of any information of data contained in this program. This site is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care.