About Surgery

About Surgery

At The Bariatric Center at Chapman, we specialize in weight loss surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is a modern surgical technique where operations are performed through several incisions in the abdomen. A small camera called a laparoscope is inserted thru the opening and the picture is displayed on a screen. The surgeon guides the instruments through another opening to perform surgery. Laparoscopic surgery minimizes post-operative pain, wound infections and speeds up recovery time resulting in improved patient outcomes.

Surgical procedures are performed in one of six operating room suites. Recently renovated, these feature the latest in surgical technology. Surgical suites are used for same-day outpatient surgery as well as in-patient procedures. We have separate areas for pre and post-operative care for our same-day surgical weight loss patients to ensure maximum comfort.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Most Popular

Latest advance in safe long term success and appetite control.


No intestinal re-routing. More normal stomach function. All thought to reduce risks for long term issues.


Excellent Weight Loss occurs within the first year.

Gastric Bypass

Most Established

Proven over 40+ years.


Most effective for resolving diabetes.


Best for resolving and preventing heartburn and acid re-flux.

Duodenal Switch -1 part Surgery

Initial surgery sleeve – Duodenal Switch added

Absorbs fewer calories.


Best for patient with BMI over 50 and type 2 Diabetes.


An option when Sleeve may not be enough.

Adjustable Gastric Band

Least Invasive

Outpatient Surgery


Low Risk


Restrictive Only. Does not change the signals to the brain.

*Revision

Revision of previous surgery to Sleeve, Bypass or Banded will help restart weight loss

Complete Medical Services

Chapman Global Medical Center is a complete medical facility that meets the needs of many different types of medical situations. As such, we have an intensive care unit, a medical unit for overnight or extended hospital care, an emergency department and of course, an outpatient surgery department for our same day surgery patients.

Your surgery at Chapman Global Medical Center and The Bariatric Center at Chapman is done by surgeons with advanced training in the most modern laparoscopic techniques who are supported by a team of medical professionals with specialized skills in weight loss surgery techniques and flanked by a diverse group of experienced medical personnel. You can be assured that we have your best care in mind as we work together to provide you with the most advanced surgical treatments available.

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