Bariatric surgery is the best current treatment for morbid obesity and encompasses surgical procedures that produce significant and sustained weight loss. The UC Davis Bariatric Surgery Program offers a comprehensive solution for surgical weight loss that is focused on long-term success. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) has recognized the excellence of this program with the designation as a Center of Excellence for bariatric surgery.
UC Davis offers a program for the surgical treatment of obesity. The program is staffed by Mohamed Ali, M.D.; Jonathan Pierce, M.D.; Judy Yamasaki, R.N., B.S.N., C.B.N., nurse coordinator; Barbara Rzeszutek, R.N.F.A., M.S., F.N.P.-B.C., N.P.; Elaine Souza, M.P.H., R.D., Dietitian; Sky Baucom-Pro, M.A.S., R.D., Dietitian; Jane McClay, Psy.D.; Elizabeth Martinez, new patient referral coordinator; Alexis Trombley, surgical coordinator; and Christina Garcia, nurse coordinator assistant, Galina Poruchikow, post surgery follow up coordinator.