Bariatric surgery works

Bariatric surgery is proven to not only help patients lose weight but find relief from other life-threatening illnesses associated with metabolic syndrome, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnea. Our world-class surgeons have helped thousands of people reverse obesity with bariatric surgery. With our bariatric program, you’ll find quality care provided by an experienced staff that will walk with you every step of your journey.

Kelvin Higa, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S., Program Director of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery

A message from our program medical director

When you walk through the doors of our bariatric program at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital, you’ll not only find a center that houses some of the most advanced technology to care for our patients, but is also equipped with some of the most skilled staff in the area.

Our facility is accredited and our surgeons have the experience to understand and care for complex issues related to metabolic disease. Our belief is that the success of your weight loss journey is about more than just a procedure — it’s about the people who will support you, care for you and be with you every step of the way — and I’m confident you’ll find that here within our Fresno Bariatric program.

Kelvin Higa, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S.
Director, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Program, Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital
Clinical Professor of Surgery, UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program

Get more information

If you’re ready to take the first step of your journey or simply want to explore your options in greater detail, our bariatric team is ready to guide you through the process. 

Simply fill out the information and a representative from our office will contact you to schedule your initial in-person consultation. Submissions to this form go to Community Medical Centers and to Fresno Bariatric providers outside of the Community Medical Centers network.

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