Surgical Weight Loss Program

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.

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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 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 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!

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