Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program

Obesity is a threat to health. Surgical weight loss is a safe and effective alternative when other methods are not successful. While surgical weight loss is not a quick fix, success depends on your commitment to lifelong diet modifications and exercise.

Our goal at the University of Arizona, Department of Surgery and Banner - University Medical Center TucsonBanner - University Medical Center Tucson is to provide you with a successful surgery, giving you a chance to live a longer, healthier, more fulfilling life. We are committed to providing you with the best care possible.

Our program offers several types of bariatric surgery, including gastric banding, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and surgical revisions of previous bariatric surgery, all with the support of a comprehensive and multidisciplinary team to help you achieve and maintain your weight loss goals.

What Sets Us Apart

The bariatric surgery program at the University of Arizona, Department of Surgery and Banner - University Medical Center Tucson has two fellowship-trained surgeons who offer a range of different surgical options. In addition, an advanced practice nurse, registered dietitian, and customer service representative are dedicated exclusively to care for bariatric surgery patients. 

Our procedures are performed using minimally invasive endoscopic surgery or laparoscopic surgery, techniques in which operations in the abdomen are performed via small incisions. This type of surgery is less invasive than open surgery in which larger incisions are needed. Minimally invasive surgeries are generally less traumatic than open surgery and offer a quicker recovery and less pain for the patient.

We also offer monthly support group meetings as well as an online support group to provide additional support and information following a surgical procedure.

Contact Us

If you are seeking the best medical care in Tucson, Southern Arizona or the Southwest, please make an appointment by calling (520) 694-2050.