With a proven track record of success, the Bridges Center for Surgical Weight Management provides a comprehensive program to help you achieve healthy, long-term weight loss.* Our multidisciplinary weight management program features preoperative education, weight loss surgery, nutritional education and guidance, and postoperative support — all designed to help you lose weight and keep it off.
At The Bridges Center, we believe that permanent weight loss should be thought of as a life-long journey–not just a surgical procedure that provides a one-time “fix.” Surgical weight loss has the potential to be a wonderful catalyst for appropriate candidates. It can jumpstart extreme weight loss and contribute to the reversal of many chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, joint pain and more.
Because surgical weight loss has the potential to produce such a dramatic effect in your life, we believe that the process should start with education. During small group seminars and an individual consultation with a board-certified surgeon, The Bridges Center provides you with all the information you need to determine whether surgery is right for you, which surgical option is best, and what you can expect at each step of your personalized program. To get started, attend one of our free surgical weight loss seminars in Phoenix or Mesa. If you are unable to attend a seminar, attend our webinar for the same certificate of completion:
Your health care team at The Bridges Center will work closely with you to help you process insurance authorizations and complete necessary evaluations, lab tests and procedures. We also provide nutritional education and guidance, as well as recommendations for lifestyle changes that will make your post-surgical transition as smooth as possible. Your surgeon will have a consultation with you to ensure you fully understand what to expect in the days, weeks and years following surgery. All procedures require a lifelong commitment to certain diets and exercise habits; some procedures, like adjustable gastric banding, require you to see a physician regularly for maintenance.
Our board-certified weight loss surgeons have extensive experience in bariatric surgery and use the latest advancements in surgical technology. The weight loss surgeons at The Bridges Center perform several procedures, including:
- Adjustable gastric banding
- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
- Vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG)
- Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch
Each bariatric procedure has its own unique set of pros and cons. While your health care team will review these risks and benefits with you in depth, you can begin learning for yourself by viewing a side-by-side comparison of these four surgical procedures.
At The Bridges Center, we recognize that healthy weight management is a life-long commitment. That’s why we provide ongoing nutritional education and guidance, physical activity counseling and routine follow-up assessments for years following your surgery. You can also network with fellow Bridges patients in the East Valley through support groups.
Count on The Bridges Center and our team of experienced surgical weight loss specialists to guide and support you throughout every stage of your weight loss journey. Our East Valley team is comprised of board-certified weight loss surgeons, psychologists, registered nurses, registered dietitians, licensed practical nurses, physical therapists and patient advocates. Learn more about the team and how each member helps you achieve your goals.