Sami Hamamji, MD and Jeffrey M. Johnsrud, MD. Bariatric Care Center at St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, California
Bariatric Care Center at St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, California
Bariatric Care Center at St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, California

Welcome to The Bariatric Care Center at St. Joseph Hospital.

Here at St. Joseph Hospital, we treat the patient holistically, striving toward excellence by providing the tools necessary to promote long-term physical, nutritional, emotional, and spiritual support before and after surgery. Through incorporating the core values of St. Joseph Hospital, our Bariatric Care Center is able to meet the needs of our bariatric patients.

Our team utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to successful long-term weight loss using the expertise of the surgeons, program coordinator, psychologist, registered dietitians, physical therapists, exercise physiologist, meditation/spirituality specialist, acute-care surgical and postop staff, and office personnel.

Diet, exercise, and behavior modification result in only a 10% long-term weight loss and are not a long-term cure for morbid obesity. Bariatric surgery is the only proven long-term method of weight loss for individuals 100 or more pounds overweight. Gastric bypass surgery is a tool rather than a cure. Long-term weight loss requires lifestyle change in addition to surgery. The most successful individuals incorporate healthy eating habits and exercise into their new, healthy lifestyle.

The surgeons at the St. Joseph Hospital Bariatric Care Center have been trained by some of the foremost physicians in the field. Ninety percent of all gastric bypass surgeries are done laparoscopically. The American Society of Bariatric Surgeons and the National Institutes of Health consider laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery to be the "gold standard" in weight-loss surgery.

If you are considering the decision to undergo weight-loss surgery, you will want to educate yourself on these life-changing procedures. The staff at the St. Joseph Hospital Bariatric Care Center are here to answer all of your questions and to determine whether you are a candidate for this type of surgery. Just give us a call at 714-541-5559.

St. Joseph Hospital is centrally located in Southern California in the city of Orange, within miles of beautiful beaches, mountains, and Disneyland.

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