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 and keep it off despite following a healthy diet and getting regular exercise, weight loss surgery—also called bariatric surgery—may be an option.

Program Recognized for Excellence

American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

At Good Samaritan Hospital, we have been helping people restore their health and quality of life for more than a decade. Our surgical weight loss program is nationally accredited. Good Samaritan Hospital is an American College of Surgeons MBSAQIP Accredited Center (Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program). Our bariatric surgeons are members of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and our bariatric nurses have specialty certifications in this area.

Not only that, but our surgeons have performed more than 2,250 weight loss surgeries.

We Are Here to Support You

Good Samaritan Hospital’s Bariatric Surgery Program offers a multidisciplinary team of professionals to help educate and support you before, during and after surgery. The team includes your Surgeon, Certified Bariatric Nurses, and our Bariatric Support Group Coaches.  Good Samaritan Hospital offers:

  • Extensive Pre and Post Surgery Education
  • Pre-Operative Information Calls
  • Pre- and Post-Operative Support Groups
  • Private Rooms
  • Family Support

Our pre- and post-operative Support Groups are available for patients and families who are involved with our program. Our Bariatric Nurses, who are all registered nurses with bariatric specialty accreditations, will contact you a few days before surgery with pre-operative information. They will also email you a guidebook to help you with post-surgical planning and life-style changes. These Bariatric Nurses will serve as your personal guides through the process, and are available for support both before and after surgery. Their clinical expertise and personal experience can help you achieve your personal goals.

Good Samaritan Hospital’s Bariatric Nurses can be reached at (408) 559-2514.

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Is Bariatric Surgery the Right Choice for You?

Have you found it difficult to lose weight through diet and exercise alone? If so, it may be time to learn more about your surgical weight loss options. Every year, more than 300,000 individuals in the United States choose to undergo bariatric surgery to lose weight, improve their health, and increase their quality of life. The procedures most commonly performed at our hospital include vertical sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass. We understand making an informed decision to proceed with weight loss surgery may be difficult. At Good Samaritan Hospital, we want to help make this choice as easy as possible for you.

Am I A Surgical Candidate?

People who may benefit from bariatric weight loss surgery share all of the following:

  • Those with a BMI of 40 or greater (about 100 pounds or more overweight) or a BMI of 35-40 with significant weight-related health problems. Those with a BMI of 30, diabetes type 2, and taking two or more medications may qualify for surgery. Enter your height and weight online to calculate your BMI (Body Mass Index).
  • Those who have tried other medically managed weight loss programs without success.
  • Those who are motivated and committed to comply with the lifelong post-operative care and lifestyle changes that the procedure demands.

Take the First Step Toward a Healthier You

Are you ready to take the first step toward a healthier you? Call our Bariatric Office at (408) 559-2514 to learn more about the bariatric services offered at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, CA.

Getting Started

  • Step 1: Call our Bariatric Office first for more specific answers to your questions.
  • Step 2: Check with your insurance company to see if the bariatric surgery in which you are interested is a covered procedure and if there are any requirements. 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 Group.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call our Bariatric Coordinators, who are also our Bariatric Nurses. They are here to support you and answer any questions you have as you consider bariatric surgery, during your procedure, and at any time after. You can reach them at (408) 559-2514.