Weight Management & Bariatric Surgery

The Weight Management & Bariatric Surgery Section offers medically-supervised avenues for patients to pursue weight loss in the most safe and effective manner. Our patients and their referring providers rely on the combination of healthcare expertise and kindness we provide to support individuals in accomplishing and successfully sustaining their weight loss goals. When substantial weight loss is desired, we offer minimally invasive bariatric surgery options, held to the high standards of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). Our specialists staff Scripps Clinic’s bariatric surgery and weight loss centers, which are among the best in San Diego county. We take a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to patient health and weight loss that includes medical and surgical services, nutrition, behavioral and lifestyle support, and an approach carefully tailored to the needs of each patient.

Areas of particular interest and expertise are noted below:

William D. Fuller, MD, FACS
Mark C. Takata, MD, FACS

Ryan Takatani, PA-C

Featured Services

  • Minimally invasive sleeve gastrectomy

  • Minimally invasive gastric bypass

  • Minimally invasive Lap-band

  • Minimally invasive revision bariatric operations

  • Medical weight management

  • Dietary and nutrition support

  • Behavioral modification support

  • Support groups

  • Bariatric surgery orientations

Recognitions & Awards

  • Scripps Clinic’s Bariatric Surgery program has been designated as a Comprehensive Center for bariatric surgery by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, recognizing our safe, high-quality care for bariatric surgical patients

  • We consistently meet or exceed strict criteria for safety, low complication rates, and high success rates to maintain our accreditation year after year