Weight Loss Surgery
Virginia Hospital Center offers a comprehensive Weight Loss Surgery Program designed to provide the highest quality of care to the morbidly obese patient.
The American College of Surgeons' Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation Program has granted Virginia Hospital Center full approval and official recognition as an American College of Surgeons Level 1 Accredited Bariatric Surgery Center.
This recognition and accreditation is a reflection of achievement in meeting the highest standards in providing our patients quality bariatric care.
Our bariatric surgeons, Dr. J.R.Salameh, MD, FACS (Medical Director), Dr. James Mayes, MD, FACS and Dr. Amanda Parker, MD 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.)
To schedule an appointment for Weight Loss Surgery evaluation or to register for a free Informational Seminar, please call Surgical Associates at Virginia Hospital Center at 703.717.4250
are routinely held every month at the Hospital. Attendance at the seminars is free but registration is required as seating is limited. These seminars allow patients to meet the surgeons and obtain more information on weight loss surgery including the risks and benefits, the alternative therapies and the expectations before and after surgery.
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John T. Hazel MD Conference Center
1701 N. George Mason Drive
Saturdays, 10:00am - 11:30am
Thursdays, 6:00pm - 7:30pm