The Bariatric Surgery Program at UC Irvine has been accredited as a Level 1a Bariatric Center by the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network. The accreditation demonstrates that UCI has the resources to successfully further surgical education and provide high-quality care to patients with greater opportunities for safe and effective outcomes. The Bariatric Surgery Program, led by Board-certified gastrointestinal surgeons, Drs. Ninh T. Nguyen and H. Joseph Naim, offers the most advanced minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques and features a multidisciplinary team of experts, including nurses, psychologists, dieticians, patient coordinators and anesthesiologists. Pictured here is grateful patient Mary Jane Roberts, who dropped from 250 to 120 pounds after her surgery at UC Irvine Medical Center. The surgery enabled Roberts to alleviate harmful obesity-related conditions such as high blood pressure and acid reflux.