Bariatric Weight Loss Center

Community Memorial Hospital is proud to be recognized by Blue Shield of California with a Blue Distinction® Centers (BDC) for Bariatric Surgery designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.

As part of the Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery program, we provide a full range of bariatric surgery care, including surgical care, post-operative care, outpatient follow-up care and patient education.

Nearly 1 in 5 deaths in the United States* is linked to obesity

The Facts

Obesity is a complex condition with various causes, many of which are beyond an individual’s control. If left untreated, it can be fatal.

Maintaining a healthy weight significantly reduces some of the leading causes of death in the U.S. As weight increases to levels referred to as overweight and obese, risks for a variety of problems increase leading to pain, illness and poor quality of life.

These risks include:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Endometrial, breast and colon cancers
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Stroke
  • Liver and gallbladder disease
  • Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Infertility

Think Bariatric Surgery Can’t Change Your Life? Think Again ▶

Relief

For individual patients with severe or medically complicated obesity, bariatric surgery provides the greatest, most reliable and most durable benefit. Evidence suggests it may be among the most effective treatments for metabolic diseases and conditions including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and obstructive sleep apnea.

Call today to see if bariatric surgery is the weight loss option that is meant for you. The dedicated physicians and nursing staff of Community Memorial Hospital look forward to assisting you on your journey to a healthier tomorrow.

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Meet Your Bariatric Weight Loss Center Team

Helmuth
Billy, M.D.

Director of Bariatric Surgery
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Julienne
Mitchell, R.N., B.S.N., C.B.N.

Bariatric Coordinator

Contact

Community Memorial Hospital
805/658-5839