Bariatric surgery changes lives. If you or a loved one have struggles with the disease of obesity, help is available.



“Weight loss surgery has positive impact in a matter of weeks… you begin to notice you are dropping as much as four to five pounds a week.”

– Elliot Avidan,
U.S. Navy Veteran

“I look at the world differently now because I feel like I can engage in everything”

– Teresa Bell-Stephens,
Stanford Nurse

“This is the best thing I ever did”

– Jamie Dukes,
former NFL Player

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The best way to learn more about bariatric surgery is to talk to a doctor. ASMBS’s provider search connects you with surgical experts, dietitians and physicians in your area.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions about surgery.

Obesity’s effect on your body

Obesity can cause serious damage to your overall health. Many of these effects are reduced or cured by bariatric surgery.

Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery saves lives. See what can happen on your weight loss journey.

Find more in the ASMBS Patient Learning Center