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Take Charge of Your Life

Join us for a virtual seminar to discuss surgical weightloss options and how to regain control of your health. Our team will discuss surgical weightloss options, potential risks and benefits, and the most commons myths and facts associated with surgical weightloss. 

Weight Loss Management

If you need medically managed weight loss services in the Palm Springs area, the Center for Weight Management at Desert Care Network can help you lose weight and get healthier.

To connect with a nurse navigator, call us at 855-631-7284 or fill out our form and we will contact you with more information.

new-mbasqip-logo---bariatricsYou can also attend one of our free informational seminars. Click here to reserve your space.

  • For those who choose weight-loss surgery, the Center for Weight Management is an MBSAQIP comprehensive accredited center , offering gastric bypass, lap band and gastric sleeve procedures
  • We support patients through the entire experience beginning with initial assessment and continuing through bariatric surgery, recovery and lifelong lifestyle changes.
  • A dedicated weight loss surgeon will work as a team with a registered dietician, registered nurses and highly trained hospital staff

Diet and exercise sometimes aren’t enough to get the results you want.

The bariatric specialists at the Center for Weight Management can help. Not only can you lose a significant amount of weight associated with obesity, you can live a healthier, potentially longer life by minimizing other health conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, depression and joint problems.

The Center for Weight Management at Desert Care Network offers a number of options for those struggling to lose weight.

Plus, you can access valuable resources, support groups, nutritional counseling, personal training and much more to help you take back control of your obesity and regain a healthy, happy lifestyle.


Weight loss surgery is generally designed for those with a body mass index (BMI) equal to or greater than 40, or equal to or greater than 35 with serious co-morbidities. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is also FDA-approved for weight loss surgery in people with a BMI of 30 to 35 who have at least one obesity-related condition. Weight loss surgery is considered safe, but like many types of surgery, it does have risks. Consult with your physician about the risks and benefits of weight loss surgery.

BMI Calculator

Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women.Enter the following information and calculate your BMI.

Your results:

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Being underweight may weaken your immune system and increase the risk of malnutriation and osteoporosis.
Maintaining a healthy weight reduces the risk of serious health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Some of the benefits of achieving a healthy weight include decreased risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes, increased energy and improved self - esteem.
Some of the benefits of achieving a healthy weight include decreased risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes, increased energy and improved self - esteem.

Underweight

Less than 18.5

Normal

18.5 to 24.9

Overweight

25 to 29.9

Obese

30 or greater

  • Note: Results of the BMI calculator are based on averages.
  • Privacy Assurance: Information that you enter will not be saved or sent to any website.
  • Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; National Institutes of Health; U.S.Department of Health and Human Services.

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