Good Samaritan Center for Weight Loss Surgery
Learn more about the Surgical Weight Loss Center at Good Samaritan Hospital
from Medical Director, Dr. Marc Zare.
Restore Quality of Life: Bariatric Surgery in San Jose
Our goal is to restore the quality of life for patients suffering from
severe obesity. With the support of our comprehensive surgical weight
loss program, patients regain hope, enjoyment of everyday life and confidence.
If you suffer from severe 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
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
to 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.
Our weight loss surgery program 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 surgery procedures.
Our program offers a multidisciplinary team of professionals to educate
and support you before, during and after surgery. The team includes: your
surgeon, Bariatric Nurse Specialists, Dieticians, Physical & Occupational
Therapists, Psychologists and Bariatric Coordinators & Coaches. We offer:
- Extensive Pre and Post Surgery Education
- Support Groups with Convenient Times
- Travel Resources Available
- Family Support
- Shorter Recovery Time
- Private Rooms
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.
How do I get started?
- Step 1: Call your insurance provider and ask if "surgery for weight
loss" is a covered benefit under your plan
- 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 Good Samaritan Surgical Weight Loss Center's Pre-Surgery
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
and certified Life Coaches. They will serve as your personal guides through
the process. Their clinical expertise and personal experience can help
you achieve your personal goals.
Weight loss is possible. To find a Good Sam bariatric physician, contact us today!