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Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at UC San Diego Health offers several minimally invasive options to help patients lose weight. Bariatric surgery can also help to lower blood sugar, eliminate the need for medications, and improve diabetes-related health problems in people with type 2 diabetes who are affected by obesity.

Our surgeons are at the forefront of minimally invasive surgery and advanced robotic technology. We are able to perform procedures through tiny incisions rather than one large opening, which means less scarring, less pain, a shorter hospital stay, and quicker recovery time. Robotic technology provides greater vision and control during surgery, allowing us to achieve an even greater degree of precision for delicate procedures. Learn more about our expertise in minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgery.

Physicians in the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (BMI)

Dr. Sonia Ramamoorthy Santiago Horgan, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Director, Center for the Future of Surgery
Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Chief, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
Garth Jacobsen, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Director Clinical Operations, Center for the Future of Surgery
Residency Program Director, General Surgery
Bryan Sandler, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Co-Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship
Lisa Parry Eduardo Grunvald, MD
Assistant Internist, Director of UC San Diego Weight Management Program
Lisa Parry Jessie Park, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist 

Patient Care

To learn more, visit the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute