Patients for Life

We understand that losing weight and keeping it off over an extended period of time is difficult. We recognize that modifying eating behaviors is a lifetime commitment. This is why we consider our patients as “Patients for Life.”

Our surgeon and staff recognize that altering lifetime habits requires education, emotional support and commitment. We will help you to make a decision that will modify your eating behavior and assist you in making the necessary lifestyle changes that can lead you to better health.

Making a decision for the best surgical option is a difficult one. We invite you to explore our pages to decide whether you are a candidate for surgery or non-surgical treatments, and whether we are the program for you.


Thank you for visiting CHI Memorial Metabolic and Bariatric Care. We are a group of weight loss experts, led by Dr. Jaime Ponce, who focus on a complete program for our patients to lose weight. We are committed not only to a successful procedure - including gastric sleeve, gastric band, gastric bypass, revisions and weight loss balloons - but also in an aftercare program that gives you the best chance for success. 

Call us today at (423) 899-1000 or register for a free educational seminar.