Surgical Associates is the name of our group of bariatric surgeons in Fountain Valley California. Our surgeons have collectively performed more than 8000 bariatric surgeries since 1999.

The amount of experience a bariatric surgeon has is directly related to the complication rate and success rate of the patients. Our group has been recognized by the Surgical Review Corporation as a Center of Excellence in bariatric surgery. This is a highly esteemed honor and the doctors and their outcomes undergo intense scrutiny to acheive this honor. We are also recognized as COE for all major insurance companies including Blue Cross, Blue Shield, United Health Care, Aetna, Cigna and Health Net.

Dont be fooled by misleading television and billboard ads about the “ease of Bariatric surgery” Bariatric surgery is complicated, major abdominal surgery and should be performed in a CEO center with doctors who have had years of experience. Not just experience in performing the surgery, but in post operative care and early recognition of possible complications. The patients should receive educational information on this procedure and it’s risks as well as benefits.

Many ads out there I have viewed recently portray this major abdominal surgery as ” As quick and easy as a trip to the dentist”. This type of ad is dangerous as it downplays the seriousness of bariatric surgery.