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, including:
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 a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
In order to become a Center of Excellence, 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 programmatic review.
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 organizations' recommendations.
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, contact Martha Lopez at 310-891-6735 or email email@example.com.
Scale Down Program
Not quite what you were looking for? We have a weight loss program called Scale Down for people with 20 pounds or more to lose. Visit the
Scale Down Program for more information.