Banner – University Medicine Metabolic and Bariatric Center

Banner – University Medicine Metabolic and Bariatric Center offers expert care in the medical and surgical treatment of obesity for adult and adolescent patients. Led by Robin P. Blackstone, MD, FACS the multidisciplinary team offers highly personalized service and state of the art care. The foundation of our program is built on providing both group and individualized patient education. Our team has experience with more than 5,000 bariatric surgical patients.

1300 N. 12th Street
Suite 612
Phoenix, AZ 85006

Hours

Monday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Services At This Location

Patients and Visitors

Thank you for choosing Banner – University Medicine Metabolic and Bariatric Center. We want your initial visit and your ongoing relationship with us to progress as smoothly as possible.

You will get the most out of your visit by having your medical history completed, knowing the medications you are presently using, thinking of the questions you have for the doctor, and being aware of any prescription refills you may soon need.

Accepted Health Insurance

Banner Health accepts most major insurances. If you have any questions about coverage, please contact your insurer prior to scheduling an appointment.

Patients are asked to pay their insurance co-payment at the time of their visit. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover as well as personal checks or cash. Any outstanding balance is due within 30 days.

Patient Forms

Pre-registration form: Please download and complete the following form and bring it with you on your first visit.

About Us

We use a minimally invasive laparoscopic technique in over 99% of our procedures. We specialize in gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, adjustable gastric band and both revisions for weight regain and corrective surgery for chronic problems after previous bariatric surgery.

Each patient is evaluated by a registered dietitian, surgeon and psychologist. Our family nurse practitioner provides critical support throughout the program and helps in the extensive preoperative and postoperative education courses.

In addition, our experienced staff facilitate your authorization process. Medical weight loss therapy is provided in the office your insurance company requires it or we can work with your primary care physician to satisfy that requirement. We also offer a full adolescent bariatric program for youths aged 13 - 19 and there is no upper age limit.

Our goal at Banner – University Medicine Metabolic and Bariatric Center is it to make your transition to better health as seamless as possible.

Academic Medicine

Banner Health and University of Arizona Health Network have come together to form Banner – University Medicine, a health system anchored in Phoenix and Tucson that makes the highest level of care accessible to Arizona residents.

Banner – University Medicine includes Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center South, Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center, the University of Arizona Cancer Center, physician clinics and a health plan division.

Across its campuses Banner – University Medicine performs life-changing research and provides graduate medical education to those who go on to touch lives across Arizona, the nation and the world. The medical centers are a vital part of Banner Health’s mission to make a difference in people’s lives through excellent patient care.

Academic Medicine Difference

The partnership between Banner Health and the University of Arizona brings clinical care delivery, education and research to the forefront of the patient experience.