Welcome to the Weight Loss Surgery Institute of the Central Coast. We are proud to offer the only comprehensive surgical weight loss program throughout Northern Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. Our new regional medical center offers the most modern surgical technology and equipment, with staff trained specifically to care for complex and morbidly obese patients.
Our program, led by Minimally Invasive and Bariatric surgeon Dr. David Maccabee integrates all aspects of patient care; a dedicated full time Bariatric Nurse Coordinator, dietician, pharmacy, rehab facility, involvement of primary care physicians and medical specialists from every specialty provide complete care for every patient.
Our philosophy is that patient and family education and involvement is crucial for patient success and optimal weight loss. We believe that surgery is the most effective tool to achieve meaningful weight loss for most patients, but that it is only a tool which must be used correctly by well educated and informed patients. Intensive dietary counseling, both pre and postoperatively, long term follow up, physical and emotional support are all important and necessary components which contribute to success. We fully assess every organ system of each patient before surgery and spend time considering the ramifications of surgery in each case.
Marian Regional Medical Center has the most modern facilities for caring for obese and complex patients. The new state of the art hospital features private rooms, new CT scanners, appropriate furniture, and advanced surgical technologies all capable of handling patients of 500 pounds or more. Our staff are specifically trained and educated regarding bariatric surgery and heavy patients’ specific needs. Dr Maccabee’s outpatient surgery clinic, the outpatient Wellness center, and the medical practices of our specialist consultants are all integrated with the new Marian Regional Medical Center campus to provide a streamlined convenient and comprehensive experience. Additionally we are able to provide dietary counseling and psychiatric services at satellite locations in San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria.
We believe that our comprehensive approach to offering surgical weight loss creates the greatest chance for success. We hope you will join us on a journey to better health.
David Maccabee MD FACS FASMBS
Director, Weight Loss Surgical Institute of the Central Coast