We reviewed all the Bariatric Surgeons serving the Bay Area, and picked the top picks based on experience, education, and empathy. We've hand-picked top-rated gastric sleeve (weight-loss) surgeons in San Francisco, CA.

The San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward region was home to 4.73 million residents, as of 2018. The median household income was $107,898 in this region. Patients to primary care physician ratio in San Francisco was 1,281:1 in 2018, no change from the previous year. Compared to neighboring regions of Arizona and Nevada, the ratio is impressively low. Yet, it is higher than that in Oregon.

The adult obesity rate is 18.1% in San Francisco. This is among the lowest prevalence of adult obesity in California State. The cost of bariatric surgery in San Francisco starts at $16,000, depending on the procedure opted for.

4.46% of the population of the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward region has no health coverage. Between 2016 and 2017, the rate of uninsured individuals grew by 7.71%. Out of the total population, 56.1% have employer-provided health coverage. 15.7% of the population relies on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, and 12.6% on non-group health insurance.

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Pamf Burlingame Vascular Surgery 1501 TROUSDALE DR FL 5, BURLINGAME, CA, 94010

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. L. Albert Wetter is Director of Bariatric Surgery at Mills-Peninsula Hospital in Burlingame, CA, and also practices at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, California. He has been performing surgeries for more than 20 years and has taught advanced surgical courses in the United States, India, Argentina, Brazil, Spain and England. Dr. Wetter has been a pioneer in bariatric surgery since early in his career. In 2002, he completed his first course in Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding, and has since devoted his professional life to contributing to the advancement of minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgery.

San Francisco 1100 Van Ness Ave, 5th Floor San Francisco, CA 94109

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Jossart, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is a board-certified general surgeon and Bariatric Surgery specialist with more than 21 years of experience, currently serving the San Francisco, CA area. He is skilled in bariatric surgical procedures - Duodenal Switch, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, LAP-BAND®, REALIZE® Band, Revisions from Band to Sleeve and most of the Laparoscopic Abdominal Procedures.

Pacific Laparoscopy 2250 Hayes Street Suite 610 San Francisco, CA 94117

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Rabkin, MD, FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon with more than 38 years of experience, currently working in the San Francisco, California region. His area of expertise includes - Abdominal surgery, Cancer surgery, Complex Biliary Surgery, Gallbladder surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, Hepato-biliary surgery, Laparoscopic liver resection, Laparoscopic Splenectomy, Weight Loss Surgery, Pancreas, and Biliary tract surgery.

Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco 1700 California St, #280 San Francisco, CA 94109

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Cirangle, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon and Bariatric Surgery specialist with more than 27 years of experience. He is based out of San Francisco, California, and is an expert in Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laparoscopic Solid Organ Surgery, Laparoscopic Biliary Surgery, Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery, and Minimally Invasive Spine Exposure for Spine Fusion/Disc Removal Surgery.

365 Hawthorne Avenue Suite 101 Oakland, CA 94609

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Upadhyay, MD, FACS, FRCS, is a general surgeon with more than 31 years of experience in the San Francisco, California area. He is a specialist in Hepato-biliary disease and Bariatric Weight loss Surgery. He is highly skilled in Hepato-pancreaticobiliary surgery, Gastric banding, Gastric bypass surgery, Vertical sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastrointestinal surgery, advanced laparoscopy, and other general surgeries.

5575 W Las Positas Blvd #210, Pleasanton, CA 94588

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Estakhri, MD, FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon with more than 31 years of experience. She is an expert in bariatric surgery and has helped hundreds of patients improve their lives and achieve success in their weight loss goals. She is currently serving the greater San Francisco, California area.

101 South San Mateo Drive #104 San Mateo, Ca 94401

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Schneider, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon in the San Francisco, CA area with more than ​36 ​years of experience. His areas of expertise include - Gastric Bypass surgery, Gastric banding, ​Vertical sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Inguinal, Hiatal, and Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic surgery, Minimally invasive surgery, and Laparoscopic bariatric surgery.

400 Parnassus Ave., Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94143

Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Jonathan Carter, MD, is a surgeon specializing in minimally invasive procedures, including laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He is also experienced in providing emergency surgery to patients in need. Dr. Carter specializes in bariatric surgery and is based out San Francisco, California.

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Why these Bay Area Surgeons?

Our mission is to connect you with the leading bariatric surgeons in San Francisco and surrounding areas. We've hand-picked these top Bariatric Surgeons of Bay Area based on our three phase methodology. Here is our list of bariatric surgeon picks who serve San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, 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

The cost of bariatric surgery can vary widely depending on factors such as insurance coverage, location, and surgeon pricing. On average, bariatric surgery in San Francisco costs between $16,000 and $32,000 depending on the procedure. Click here to learn more about the cost of bariatric surgery in San Francisco .

While it isn't always necessary, support groups and other forms of psychological support are typically recommended after bariatric surgery.

Revisional bariatric surgery is a secondary procedure that may be necessary if a patient experiences insufficient weight loss or the regaining of lost weight.