Weight Loss Surgery

Fad diets. Magic pills. If you’ve struggled with weight loss, you’ve likely tried it all with not-so-great results. And while there is no magic solution, there is a medical solution. The Medical and Surgical Weight Loss team at Abrazo Health is devoted to helping you overcome obesity and live a healthier, happier life. Because if you’ve struggled with obesity, you know that it affects a whole lot more than just the number on your scale.

Why Choose Abrazo Health?

When diet, exercise and medications have failed, it may be time to consider weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery. At Abrazo Medical and Surgical Weight Loss, you’ll find:

  • Exceptional care with doctors and nurses specially trained in all aspects of bariatric care
  • Minimally invasive approaches to weight loss surgery including advanced laparoscopy and robotic surgery
  • A variety of surgical options, including gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, adjustable gastric band and revision surgery.
  • All-in-one comprehensive approach to care in a modern facility

The Abrazo Medical and Surgical Weight Loss program at Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, an accredited comprehensive bariatric facility through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), has earned top designations for quality and value in bariatric surgery. We are proud to have Blue Distinction+, Optum Center of Excellence and Cigna 3 Star Quality designations for bariatric surgery!

From seminar to surgery and post-operatively for years to come, our dedicated staff coordinates your care, making your journey toward better health an easier one.





Our Medical Directors

Dr. William Arnold, MD

Dr. William Arnold, MD
Medical Director, Abrazo Arrowhead Campus

Dr. Daniel Fang, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Dr. Daniel Fang, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Medical Director, Abrazo Scottsdale Campus


Dr. Katherine Duncan, MD
Medical Director Obesity Medicine, Abrazo Scottsdale Campus

Learn more about our multidisciplinary care team here.

Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

Our experienced surgeons and caring staff are here to help you reach your goal of a healthy and more active life. And because our commitment to your health doesn’t end after you walk out our door, you’ll receive a personalized plan to ensure your continued success through education, support and a variety of exercise programs.

Weight-loss surgery has benefits well beyond weight loss, including:

  • Long-term remission or reversal of type 2 diabetes
  • Improved mobility and increased energy
  • Lowered risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke
  • Reduced or eliminated joint pain
  • Improved mood and feelings of well-being
  • Increased self-esteem and confidence

Weight loss surgery is designed to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and it can help alleviate many other obesity-related conditions like heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, depression and more.

Bariatric Surgery FAQ

Schedule an Appointment

When you’re ready to make a change for the better, contact the experts at Abrazo Medical and Surgical Weight Loss. Sign up for our next informational class or register for our online bariatric seminar.

Bariatric Informational Webinar

Weight loss surgery is generally designed for those with a body mass index (BMI) equal to or greater than 40, or equal to or greater than 35 with serious co-morbidities. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is also FDA-approved for weight loss surgery in people with a BMI of 30 to 35 who have at least one obesity-related condition. Weight loss surgery is considered safe, but like many types of surgery, it does have risks. Consult with your physician about the risks and benefits of weight loss surgery.

Are you a Candidate?

Find out if weight loss surgery is right for you.

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