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Nutrition & Weight Management Medicine

Virginia Hospital Center offers a wide range of comprehensive medical services related to nutrition and weight management. If you have a condition that requires a specific diet, if you are trying to lose weight or if you want to learn about healthy eating, please read the information below..

A Registered Dietitian (RD) is the qualified healthcare professional who translates nutrition recommendations into practical food choices that are right for you. An RD has the education and experience to design a healthy eating plan for your individual needs.

The Nutrition Consultation Center offers medical nutrition therapy for a variety of diet-related concerns. An Registered Dietitian will provide nutrition counseling for:

  • Pregnancy
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Weight management
  • Cancer
  • Kidney disease
  • Gastrointestinal disease
  • Sports nutrition
  • Vegetarianism
  • Other nutrition-related concerns

Your initial visit may include:

  • Medical, weight and diet history
  • Review of laboratory data and medication
  • Assessment of nutritional needs
  • Individualized eating plan, including rationale for dietary modifications
  • A nutrition summary report will be sent to your physician

A physician's prescription or referral is preferred. Payment is due at the time of service. Please check with your insurance carrier to see if pre-authorization is necessary or reimbursement is available.

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Weight Loss Surgery

For patients who have failed Medical Weight Loss, surgery may be an option. The Hospital offers Weight Loss Surgery as part of a comprehensive program directed by bariatric surgeon Dr. JR Salameh.
If you are considering or want to learn about Weight Loss (or Bariatric) Surgery,
CLICK HERE or call 703.DIAL.VHC (703.342.5842)

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