Bariatric Surgery Center
Virginia Mason received the designation as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence in 2006. This means we aim to provide the highest quality care and best outcomes for weight loss, including evaluation, surgery, and post-operative management. Managing your weight can be a lifelong journey. Obesity is a serious health threat. If you've struggled with extra pounds, we can help you see what underlying factors may be causing them and choose the steps to reach your ideal weight.
Central to these efforts is the Bariatric Surgery team consisting of Director Jeff Hunter, MD, Lily Chang, MD, Richard Thirlby, MD, and Bariatric Program Manager, Connie Miller. The team works closely with the Nutrition Center of Excellence to manage the serious health threat of obesity. Watch Dr. Jeff Hunter and patient Derek Stansbury discuss bariatric surgery on King 5 New Day Northwest.
The Bariatric Center of Excellence offers multiple options of bariatric surgery in Seattle and Federal Way. You can reach the bariatric surgery team by calling (206) 341-1997 or toll-free at (800) 354-9527, ext. 11997.
Weight Loss Surgery Options
Types of Weight Loss Surgery at Virginia Mason
- Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Gastric Bypass: Open or Laparoscopic
- Revisional Bariatric Surgery
- Gastric Balloon Procedure
- Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery
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