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OPTIONS: Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Preparation and Support Program

Options is Kaiser Permanente’s metabolic and bariatric surgery preparation and support program.  Click here, to learn about program goals, important considerations for metabolic and bariatric surgery, and the journey at Kaiser Permanente.

If you are a KP Member living in San Diego and want to learn more about the Options Program…

The first step is to attend our orientation session. Call 858-616-5600 and ask to register for the Options Orientation (held weekly on Tuesdays at 6 pm in English and the 2nd Thursday of the month at 4 pm in Spanish) 


If you have had a previous bariatric surgery or are under 18 years old please do NOT go to this orientation. Call the Bariatric Medical line at 858-616-5788

To qualify for bariatric surgery, you must have a BMI of 40 or higher OR a BMI of 35-39.9 with a qualifying health condition. Calculate your BMI here:

BMI For Adults Widget

Live outside San Diego? For your safety, there are a few guidelines to make sure you are eligible for metabolic and bariatric surgery at Kaiser Permanente. Your health care team (primary care doctor or specialist) will be able to assess your eligibility and provide you with the appropriate referral to your local Options program orientation. 

We encourage members who do not meet the surgical guidelines to consider our other weight management programs.

Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Resources