Healthy Steps Bariatric and Metabolic Center of Santa Rosa, California

Established in 2002, to address the needs of obese patients throughout Northern California, Healthy Steps takes a global approach to our patients’ weight loss surgery journey. Our surgeons are members of the American Society for Metabolic Bariatric Surgery and have advanced laparoscopic/minimally invasive surgical skills.

Dr. Robert Woodbury, our Medical Director, has been involved in bariatric surgery since 1996 and holds several distinctions including a surgical faculty position at Naval Medical Center San Diego and University of California at San Francisco.  He is currently Chief of Surgery at Sutter Medical Hospital, Santa Rosa.

Dr. Allen Cortez is an experienced bariatric and general surgeon whose list of achievements includes an assistant professorship at the University of California, San Francisco.

Our program is proud to offer surgical care at both Sutter Medical Center and Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, two distinctive Northern California medical facilities.

More About Healthy Steps:

The surgeons and medical staff at Healthy Steps Bariatric and Metabolic Center are dedicated to your long-term care and safety. Your program starts the day you enroll and we will continue to support you with medical, psychological, and nutritional care over the long-term to help ensure your success.

Healthy Steps Bariatric and Metabolic Center is the only program in the North Bay area that offers bariatric surgery, medicine and non-surgical weight loss within one program with one team of professionals, which include:

  • Doctor of Psychology
  • Masters in Family Therapy
  • Masters in Exercise Physiology
  • Doctorate Nurse Practitioner
  • Certified Nutrition Counselors and Lifestyle Educators

Dr. Robert Woodbury, with the help of Dr. Allen Cortez, brings the highest caliber of both surgical and non-surgical treatment of this disease to Northern California.  He has successfully treated obesity for last 16 years and is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP).   Dr. Woodbury is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), is trained in minimally invasive surgery and is the Chief of Surgery for Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa.