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We are excited that you are taking the first steps on your weight loss journey, and that you are considering us as your partner on that road. At Weight Loss Institute of Arizona in Tucson, Tempe, Arrowhead, Scottsdale and Phoenix, our weight loss surgeons and staff are dedicated to helping you reclaim your life. We are here for you around the clock, providing support before, during, and after your procedure. We share your goal of a healthier, more fulfilling life. Your success is essential to our success.

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We want to help you get your life back, starting today. Visit us for bariatric surgery in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Arrowhead or Tucson. Don't put it off any longer...your life is waiting.

Understanding BMI

Today, obesity is most often measured by using a mathematical formula called a Body Mass Index. Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women. BMI can be determined by dividing your weight in pounds by your height in inches squared and then multiplying by 705. For example, a woman who is 5'6" and weighs 190 would have a BMI of 31.

Having a high BMI should be taken very seriously and can be a matter of life and death. Patients with a high BMI typically are at high risk of having obesity related health issues also known as co-morbidities. These health issues can be things such as mild to severe joint pain, back pain, hypertension, sleep apnea, diabetes, depression, and a whole host of other obesity related co-morbidities.

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If your BMI places you in the category of obese or morbidly (or even on the high end of overweight) you may be a candidate for the LAP-BAND® procedure and other surgical weight loss options. In some instances insurance might cover the surgery.

Patient Forms

For your convenience, we ask that you download, print, and fill out all patient documents prior to your first office visit. This streamlines the process and allows you to focus on organizing your thoughts and questions for the consultation.

Let us help you find YOUR ideal weight loss solution. Request your consultation online or RSVP to one of our weight loss seminars today.

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Scottsdale Office
Weight Loss Institute of Arizona
8575 East Princess Dr #215
ScottsdaleAZ 85255-5437

Phone: (480) 829-6100

Tempe Office
Weight Loss Institute of Arizona
1855 East Southern Ave
TempeAZ 85282

Phone: (480) 829-6100

Phoenix Office
Weight Loss Institute of Arizona
Estrella Medical Plaza I
9305 West Thomas Rd #480

PhoenixAZ 85037

Phone: (480) 829-6100

Tucson Office
Weight Loss Institute of Arizona
6261 North La Cholla Blvd #201
TucsonAZ 85704

Phone: (855) 887-8446

Arrowhead Office
Weight Loss Institute of Arizona
Arrowhead Health Center
16222 N 59th Ave #D180

GlendaleAZ 85306

Phone: (480) 829-6100

Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5 pm, Saturday: By Appointment
Meet our Surgeons Dr. , DO, MBA, FASMBS and Dr. John DeBarros, FACS, FASMBS

At Weight Loss Institute of Arizona, with offices in Tempe, Phoenix, Tucson, Arrowhead and Scottsdale, our weight loss center specializes in LAP-BAND® surgery, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, revision surgery and other surgical procedures for patients from throughout Arizona, New Mexico, and the entire Southwest.

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