Start A Healthier Life
When diets and exercise fail, bariatric surgery can do more than improve
your life - it can save it. The benefits are undeniable - improved health,
better quality of life, and your best odds of permanently keeping the
weight off. However, it's not a quick fix. At Torrance Memorial, bariatric
surgery is just one of the tools we provide to help you start a healthier life.
Why Choose Torrance Memorial?
We have the experience and high standards of care patients can trust. That's
why 45% of Torrance Memorial patients come to us even though they live
outside of our service area. Our bariatric program was established ten
years ago, and Torrance Memorial currently performs over 400 bariatric
surgeries each year. With patient education and
support groups, a
team of experts dedicated to bariatric patients, and intensive follow-up care, Torrance
Memorial is committed to making you our next success story.
As a Certified Center of Excellence and Blue Distinction Center®, Torrance
Memorial offers the full scope of current Bariatric Surgical options,
Center of Excellence
When making a major health care decision, nothing is more important than
finding a team you can trust. In July of 2008, Torrance Memorial's
Bariatric Surgery Program was designated as an Accredited Center by the
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
In order to become an Accredited Center, Torrance Memorial underwent a
rigorous review, demonstrating that we are able to accommodate the special
needs of the bariatric patient and provide a multidisciplinary approach.
Our patients receive a
total program of care from nutritionists, psychologists, dietitians, cardiologists and other
bariatric care specialists. This designation is a result of extensive
Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery
Torrance Memorial's expertise and high quality of care also earned
us recognition as a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery®,
only approximately 37 California facilities have been selected as a Blue
Distinction Center. This designation is awarded by Blue Cross and Blue
Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise
in delivering quality health care.
Designation as Blue Distinction Centers® means these facilities'
overall experience and aggregate data met objective criteria established
in collaboration with expert clinicians' and leading professional
Individual outcomes may vary. To find out which services are covered under
your policy at any facilities, please call your local Blue Cross and/or
Blue Shield Plan.
Begin Your Journey Here
If you feel that bariatric surgery might be the right option for you, your
next step is to learn more. Torrance Memorial offers classes, lectures
and opportunities to meet with our bariatric staff to discuss your options.
We can also refer you to one of our specially-trained bariatric surgeons.
For More Information, Call 310-891-6735