We reviewed all the Bariatric Surgeons serving the greater San Diego area, and picked the top picks based on experience, education, and empathy. If you're looking for more gastric sleeve or bariatric surgeons in southern California please view our Orange Country list and our Los Angeles list.

If we look at the official data from the 2018 survey, San Diego is home to 3.34 million people, a 0.17% growth from the previous year. The median salary of San Diego residents is $79,079.

San Diego has a 1,274:1 ratio of patients to primary care physicians. If we compare to the neighboring regions, the ratio is outstanding in San Diego. Riverside County and Imperial County have the comparatively higher patient to clinician ratios. In San Diego, this ratio represents a 0.235% decrease from the previous year, i.e. 2017. This is again a brighter aspect.

Adult obesity across San Diego has a prevalence of 20.1%. The rate of individuals in California state with adult obesity ranges between 14.8% to 33.4%. Hence, the ratio is average in San Diego.

San Diego has 7.71%, uninsured individuals. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of uninsured individuals in the state grew by 2.66%. 14.7% of the population has non-group health insurance coverage, 18.3% are on Medicaid, Medicare covers 9.02% of the population, 3.92% are on military or VA coverage and finally, employer health insurance coverage is available to 46.4% of the population.

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2385 S Melrose Dr Vista, California 92081

Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Hanna, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon with a specialization in bariatric surgery in San Diego, California. She has more than 29 years of experience. She specializes in weight reduction surgery, endocrine surgery, gastrointestinal and solid organ surgery. She also does a treatment of reflux disease and abdominal hernias.

12865 Pointe Del Mar Way, Suite 130 • Del Mar, CA 92014

Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Wittgrove, MD, is a ​board-certified general surgeon and a Bariatric Surgery specialist. He has performed over 9,000 bariatric surgeries and is currently located in San Diego, California. He performed the first laparoscopic gastric bypass in the world as a primary surgeon in 1993 and is known as the “father of laparoscopic gastric bypass”.

9850 Genesee Ave, Ste 570 La Jolla, CA 92037

Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Bhoyul, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon with a specialization in Bariatric Medicine and Bariatric Surgery in the San Diego, California region. He has more than 20 years of experience. His area of specialty includes the minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Banding, Gastrectomy, Anti-reflux, Appendectomy, Splenectomy, Hernia repairs, and other minimally invasive procedures.

2878 Camino del Rio South, #303 San Diego, CA 92108

Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Ellner, MD, is a ​board-certified general surgeon and a Bariatric Surgery specialist. She has extensive experience and is an expert in Gastric bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Gastric Banding surgeries. Dr. Ellner is currently operating out of San Diego, California.

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Why These Bariatric Surgeons?

Our mission is to connect you with the leading bariatric surgeons in San Diego area. We've hand-picked the top Bariatric Surgeons in the greater San Diego area based on our three phase methodology. Here is our list of bariatric surgeon picks who serve San Diego, La Jolla, Chula Vista, and surrounding cities

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Our Selection Criteria:

1. Education

We list only the most qualified bariatric professionals who have accreditations, awards, and licensing.

2. Experience

Vast surgical experience in laparoscopic bariatric surgery and general surgery is a must. Must have the necessary practical experience for

3. Empathy

Surgeons with the professionalism and empathy to provide the best service to those seek obesity treatments.

Bariatric Surgery FAQs

Patients can typically start exercising within a few weeks of surgery, however, it is essential to check first with your healthcare provider.

The cost of bariatric surgery is dependent on a number of factors such as insurance coverage and the individual procedure. However, the average cost of bariatric surgery in San Diego ranges from $7,500 to $30,000. For more information about the cost of bariatric surgery in San Diego, click here