Services at Banner Gateway Medical Center  

Bariatric Surgery


This program is designed for patients whose BMI and health problems qualify them for surgical intervention to lose weight. Our comprehensive program has been designated as a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and includes four surgical options, the Adjustable Gastric Band, the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, the Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass and the Duodenal Switch. At Banner Gateway, bariatric surgery is provided for people 18 to 65 years of age. We will review requests for surgery for people above or below this age range on a case by case basis. 

We provide monthly expert moderated support groups on topics such as; nutrition, exercise, psychology and a general open forum. Each patient must attend the Bariatric Information Sessions, offered five times each month, prior to obtaining an appointment with one of our surgeons. 

We recognize that choosing weight-loss surgery will have a significant impact on your life. We would like to help you make the right decision for you, your family and your lifestyle.

Register for a free information session

Have you had Bariatric Surgery and are looking to get Back on Track? Learn about our new program that can help you do just that!

There are three basic ways surgery can change the digestive system:

  1. Restrictive surgery reduces the size of the stomach so patients feel full quickly and learn to eat less to feel satisfied.
  2. Malabsorptive surgery shortens the first part of the small intestine, which means your body will absorb fewer calories, and you will lose weight.
  3. Combined restrictive and malabsorptive surgery reduces both the size of the stomach and the length of the intestine.

Banner Gateway Bariatric Center
Gateway Medical Pavilion

1920 N. Higley Road
Gilbert, AZ 85234
(480) 543-2606

Support Groups and Info Sessions are held at
Banner Gateway Medical Center

1900 N. Higley Road
Gilbert, AZ 85234
(480) 543-2000
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