If you struggle with your weight, you probably have tried just about everything before considering bariatric surgery for weight loss.  You have most likely heard about how obesity is a major causative factor for multiple medical conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obstructive sleep apnea, and arthritis, to name just a few.  Unfortunately, for most of those who attempt to lose the weight by diet and exercise alone, the experience often leads to failure to lose weight, or successful weight loss followed by weight regain.  This, in turn, leads to feelings of frustration and hopelessness.  For everyone who has had this experience, you are not alone.  These dismal results with non-operative weight loss attempts have been proven in scientific studies published in medical literature.   Presently, bariatric surgery is the most effective method for producing long-lasting results for weight loss and resolution of associated medical problems.   

At Northern California Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, we recognize the complexity of the disease of obesity and the multidisciplinary approach necessary to maintain weight loss and improve or resolve associated medical conditions after bariatric surgery. Our bariatric care team, headed by Dr. Ruby Gatschet and Dr. Benjamin Shadle, is committed to providing a first-class experience through nutritional counseling before and after bariatric surgery, a comprehensive support group schedule, and life-long follow-up. Our skilled surgeons perform gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric banding, and revisional bariatric surgery. We take pride in helping individuals and families achieve a better quality of life. It is truly a privilege to be caring for each patient who comes through our doors.


We serve patients from Galt, Ione, Lodi, Stockton, Manteca, and Modesto at our Lodi Care Center. We are proud to partner with Lodi Memorial Hospital and we accept most insurance plans. If you would like more information about bariatric surgery for weight loss or would like to schedule a consultation, please fill out the form on the left hand side of our website or contact us at 209.333.7600.

If you are looking for a our Roseville, Davis, or Sacramento care centers, please visit our sister site at www.sacramentobmi.com.