Our Operations

We’ve Changed Our Name

We have change our name from West Coast Bariatric Surgery to Richmond Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery to reflect the location of our program and the current role of bariatric surgery in the treatment of comorbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, etc.

Our Operations

We offer bariatric surgery using minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques.  In these operations, several small incisions are made on your abdomen.  The laparoscope (camera) is inserted through the incisions to facilitate the operation.  Because of the small incisions, you recover faster from surgery.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

A Sleeve Gastrectomy is an operation in which a thin, vertical sleeve of stomach is created and the rest of the stomach is removed.  The sleeve is the size of a banana. Read more >

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

In gastric bypass surgery, a small stomach pouch is created and the small intestine is connected to this small pouch causing the passage of food to bypass most of the stomach and a part of the small intestine. Read more >