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Weight Management Medicine and Surgery

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program

Weight Loss Surgery

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and the Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) have granted Virginia Hospital Center full approval and official recognition as an ACS BSCN Level 1 Accredited Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center. The MBSAQIP recognition and accreditation is a reflection of achievement in meeting the highest standards in providing our patients quality bariatric care.

Virginia Hospital Center offers a comprehensive Weight Loss Surgery Program designed to provide the highest quality of care to the morbidly obese patient.
Our bariatric surgeons, J. R.Salameh, MD, FACS (Medical Director) and James Mayes, MD, FACS are board certified and have years of experience in weight loss surgery. They offer a number of weight loss surgical options including Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (Lap-Band® and Realize Band®), Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass.

If you are a morbidly obese patient who has repeatedly failed more conservative weight reduction alternatives such as supervised diet, medications, exercise, and behavior-modification programs, then you may consider one of these weight loss surgical options.

The Weight Loss Surgery Program is a well-structured and multidisciplinary program which includes, in addition to surgical weight loss procedures, a number of other critical elements to help ensure a successful long-term weight loss:

  • Nutritional evaluation and education
  • Psychological evaluation and support
  • Body fat analysis
  • Support group meetings
  • Medically supervised weight loss program
  • Exercise and health promotion programs
  • Specialty services thoroughly familiar with the obese patient's needs (anesthesiology, radiology, endocrinology, cardiology, plastic surgery, etc.)
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Informational Seminars

Informational seminars are routinely held every month at the Hospital. Attendance at the seminars is free but registration is requiredas seating is limited. To register, call 703.717.4250.
  • Location

    Virginia Hospital Center John T. Hazel MD Conference Center
    1701 N. George Mason Drive Arlington, Virginia
  • Time

    Saturdays
    10:00am - 11:30am

    Thursdays
    6:00pm - 7:30pm


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