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Seattle Bariatric Surgeons – Gastric Bypass Surgery in Seattle, Washington (WA)

Robert W. Landerholm, MD, FACS
Peter S. Billing, MD, FACS
Jed A. Kaufman, MD, FACS


Shoreline Location
19930 Ballinger Way NE
Shoreline, WA 98155

If you are interested in receiving information on how to be listed in this Weight Loss Surgeon Directory, please call (858) 454-5505 or email us.

Information on Seattle Lap-Band and Gastric Bypass Surgeons

Seattle bariatric surgeons provide a number of weight loss surgery procedures to reverse the devastating effects of obesity. This includes well known surgeries such as Lap-Band and gastric bypass surgery.

One form of bariatric surgery commonly performed by weight loss surgeons in Seattle is gastric banding. The term gastric banding actually encompasses a group of “restrictive surgeries,” including Lap-Band and Realize Band, that reduce hunger and limit the amount of food the stomach can hold by placing a band around the stomach.

Another common bariatric surgery procedure in Seattle is gastric bypass surgery, whereby the pathway normally taken by food is altered — and certain portions of the stomach “bypassed” — in order to reduce the quantity of food the stomach can store.

Two of the bariatric procedures performed less often by bariatric surgeons in Seattle are gastric sleeve and duodenal switch.

In some situations Seattle weight loss surgeons can reduce the risk of complications and minimize discomfort by inserting a small camera, called a laparoscope, into the abdomen. This approach requires smaller incisions, results in less scarring and reduces recovery time.

Weight loss surgery is a last-resort option intended for patients who are unable to lose enough weight through diet and exercise alone. Your Seattle weight loss surgeon will be able to explain the various procedures available and determine whether or not you are a good candidate.

Traveling to Seattle, Washington (WA) for Bariatric Surgery

Seattle is a dynamic city with much to offer weight loss surgery patients before and after their surgery.

Many patients take the opportunity to explore Seattle’s array of parks, museums and other attractions prior to surgery. One of the most popular, and certainly the most recognizable, is the Space Needle, a colossal, towering structure that pierces the clouds and defines the city’s skyline. The Space Needle is a fixture of the city’s identity and a symbol of the city itself, even appearing in background shots of movies such as “Sleepless in Seattle”.

Visitors to Seattle are also drawn to its many impressive museums, including the famous Seattle Art Museum, which actually consists of three separate museums: the Seattle Art Museum Downtown, the Olympic Sculpture Park and the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park.

With the picturesque backdrop of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains looming in the distance, Seattle also provides an ideal setting in which to relax and recuperate following surgery. Kick back with the locals over a cup of coffee at one of Seattle’s world-renowned coffee houses and take in the scenery — or sit down for a relaxing meal at a restaurant on the waterfront. Either way, you’re sure to enjoy your experience in Seattle.


1. Olympic Mountains
2. Space Needle
3. Seattle visitor’s guide

If you are interested in receiving information on how to be listed in this Weight Loss Surgeon Directory, please call (858) 454-5505 or email us.