Learn more about our Surgical Weight Loss Center in San Jose from Medical Director, Dr. Marc Zare.
Restore Quality of Life: Bariatric Surgery
Our goal is to restore the quality of life for patients suffering from obesity. With the support of our surgical weight loss program, patients regain hope, enjoyment of everyday life and confidence. If you suffer from obesity and have been unable to lose weight despite following a healthy diet and getting regular exercise, weight loss surgery—also called bariatric surgery—may be an option.
Program Recognized for Excellence
At Good Samaritan Hospital, we have been helping people restore their health and quality of life for more than a decade. The program offers a multidisciplinary team of professionals that can educate and support you before, during, and after your surgery. Staying involved in a support group is important to long-term success, which you can achieve with the help of Good Samaritan Hospital.
The San Jose surgical weight loss program at Good Samaritan Hospital is nationally accredited. We've been an ASMBS Center of Excellence for Bariatrics (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery) since 2005. Our bariatric surgeons are members of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and our certified bariatric nurses have specialty certifications in this area.
Not only that, but our surgeons have performed more than 2,250 weight loss surgeries.
“I've struggled with weight my whole life.”
There Is Hope
We understand that making the informed decision to proceed with weight loss surgery can be a difficult and overwhelming. We want to make this choice as easy as possible for you. We are recognized as a Center of Excellence by multiple organizations, which means we have created a program based on quality outcomes and patient satisfaction.
Our unique partnership of physicians and hospital-based services can help you achieve the life-long health you have been looking for.
Our team is here to guide you on this journey of hope and health. Our team includes: your surgeon, Bariatric Nurse Specialists, Dieticians, Physical and Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Bariatric Coordinators and Coaches. We offer:
- Extensive Pre and Post Surgery Education
- Support Groups with Convenient Times
- Travel Resources Available
- Family Support
- Shorter Recovery Time
- Private Rooms
How do I get started?
- Step 1: Call your insurance provider and ask if weight loss surgery is a covered benefit
- Step 2: Select a surgeon who is part of our program
- Step 3: Undergo a psychological evaluation (referral from surgeon)
- Step 4: See a dietitian for education and evaluation (referral from surgeon)
- Step 5: Attend our Surgical Weight Loss Center's Pre-Surgery Support Groups
Our support groups are available for patients and families who are involved with our program. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call our Bariatric Coordinators, who are all registered nurses with bariatric specialty accreditations. They will serve as your personal guides through the process. Their clinical expertise and personal experience can help you achieve your personal goals.