James Sebesta

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 with 16 ratings

James Sebesta Bariatric Surgeon MD, FACS, FASMBS

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  • About Me

    Dr. James Sebesta, Bariatric Surgeon

    James Sebesta, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery for the MultiCare Center for Weight Loss & Wellness. As a board-certified surgeon, he specializes in life-changing bariatric surgeries for the treatment of obesity.

    Dr. Sebesta earned his medical degree from the Uniformed University of Health Services in Bethesda, Maryland, and completed his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (FASMBS).

    Before specializing in bariatric surgery, Dr. Sebesta used his surgical expertise as a highly-regarded trauma surgeon. He is a veteran of the United States Army, and in his free time, he enjoys outdoor sports, fishing, and watching his children’s sporting events.

    Bariatric Surgery in Tacoma and Olympia, Washington with Dr. Sebesta

    I've done everything from trauma surgery to general surgery, been to the war, done all those kinds of things. At the end of the day, the one thing that I do that gives me the most satisfaction is watching people lose weight and regain their lives. I see people who can't play with their grandkids or can't get out of their wheelchair all of a sudden change their lives and be able to do those things. Bariatric surgery improves the quality of patients’ lives and makes them live longer. I’m grateful to be part of their journey. -Dr. Sebesta

    Dr. Sebesta’s practice philosophy includes the belief that medical care is a partnership with the patient. He is committed to working with his patients to create a treatment plan that best fits the patient's individual needs. His goal is to improve the lives of his patients and their families by providing the highest quality of care.

    Utilizing advanced minimally invasive techniques in bariatric surgery, Dr. Sebesta expertly performs the Roux-en-Y (RNY) Gastric Bypass, the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG), Biliopancreatic Bypass w/Duodenal Switch and SIPS-Duodenal Switch. He also uses his surgical skills to provide treatment for breast cancer, gastroesophageal reflux disease, abdominal wall hernias, and other gastrointestinal diseases. Dr. Sebesta was one of the first surgeons in South Puget Sound to successfully perform minimally invasive LINX surgeries for severe reflux and GERD.

    Weight Loss Surgery in Washington with Dr. Sebesta

    If you’re ready to learn more about weight loss surgery and medical weight loss with Dr. Sebesta and his team at MultiCare Center for Weight Loss & Wellness, you can take the next step and join us for a free informational seminar.

    For your convenience, Dr. Sebesta offers online seminars and in-person seminars. In the seminars, you’ll learn about weight loss surgery procedures, insurance requirements, surgery preparation, the recovery process, and follow-up support.

    Dr. Sebesta and his team are eager to help find the right weight-loss approach for you. If you have any questions, please call us at 253-301-5280 or toll-free at 844-256-7659.

    The Results You Want. The Support You Need.



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  • Latest Reviews See all 16 reviews
    avatar Aserr2k on Sept. 2, 2018

    I had an excellent experience with Dr Sebesta. He is very kind and helped me so much. Already lost 25 pounds in 2 weeks post op. Great office and staff. Thanks Doc!

    avatar Teresa G. on Aug. 1, 2018

    Dr. S was my surgeon and I couldn't be happier with him and his whole team. I have never felt rushed with him, and even when I was at the center for a nutrition appt or an appt with the nurse, if he was More...

    avatar June42012 on March 27, 2014

    A wonderful, caring surgeon. He is my "angel" and saved my life and my relationship with my children. I would suggest him to anyone!!!

  • Location

    MultiCare Center for Weight Loss & Wellness - Tacoma

    2202 South Cedar
    Suites 200 & 300
    Tacoma, WA 98405

    Phone: 253-301-5280
    Alt Phone: 844-394-2619
    Fax: 253-627-4608

    MultiCare Center for Weight Loss & Wellness - Olympia

    408 Lilly Road NE
    Suite B
    Olympia, WA 98506

    Phone: 253-301-5280
    Alt Phone: 844-394-2619
    Fax: 253-627-4608
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