It takes a team.

We are proud to partner with healthcare professionals who work together to make our patients’ weight-loss experience a lifelong success. Our multidisciplinary approach includes a team of dietitians, psychologists, maintenance programs and support groups that aide patients as they achieve and maintain their goals.

Karissa King, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 

Karissa King offers therapy and preoperative evaluation services at our Lodi location one day a month. Her goal with weight-loss surgery patients is to not only provide a thorough assessment for the surgeon, but to address their thoughts and feelings related to their own goals and vision of themselves after surgery. Karissa holds a masters degree in counseling psychology and is pursuing her PhD in the Integration of Theology and Psychology. To learn more about Karissa, visit her website here.

Dignity Health's Bariatric Program

Dignity Health is committed to quality, with a focus on the safety, comfort and long-term wellness of our patients. We place an emphasis on educating patients about bariatric surgery to help them determine if weight loss surgery is their best option and, if so, which procedure is most appropriate. Visit the website here.


Bariatric Surgery at Lodi Memorial Hospital

Lodi Health’s bariatric surgery is performed at Lodi Memorial Hospital and a number of support services for the program are available on an outpatient bases to meet your needs before and after sugery. Our bariatric surgery team understands that losing weight alone can be one of life’s biggest battles – and it’s not something that most people can achieve through diet and exercise alone. Visit the website here.

Sutter Weight Management Institute

The Sutter Weight Management Institute offers several medically supervised programs that provide different paths to the same goal – a trimmer, healthier and more energetic you. Each of our programs emphasizes education and focuses on long-term lifestyle changes that foster success. Visit the website here.

Support Group in Lodi

Whether you're considering weight loss surgery or have already had surgery, a support group is a helpful tool at any stage of the weight loss surgery path. Lodi's support group meets the first Monday of every month at Lodi Public Library, 201 W. Locust St. Meets start at 11 a.m.

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

The vision of the Society is to improve public health and well being by lessening the burden of the disease of obesity and related diseases throughout the world. Founded in 1983, foremost American surgeons have formed the society’s leadership and have established an excellent organization with educational and support programs for surgeons and integrated health professionals. Visit the website here.