Bariatric (Weight-Loss) Surgery:
Why Choose Us?
Obesity is a chronic disease that can contribute to dozens of health problems. If you have repeatedly failed supervised diet, medications, exercise, behavior modification programs and other options, if it is challenging for you to lose weight and keep it off, you may consider the surgical procedures. The comprehensive Weight Loss Surgery Program at Virginia Hospital Center will provide you with everything you need to achieve your goal. From our board-certified surgeons, state of the art facility and equipment, to specialized support groups and fitness classes, we are here for you every step of the way to ensure the positive outcome.
Please read below why choosing our MBSAQIP accredited Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence will make the weight loss possible.
- Qualification of our surgeons
- Board certified in general and bariatric surgery
- Have more than 20 years of combined experience in weight loss surgery and performed countless number of procedures
- Experts in advanced laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgery.
- Multiple procedure options
Our bariatric surgeons are highly experienced in performing a variety of weight loss procedures to meet individual needs. Surgical options include the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Adjustable Gastric Banding and Duodenal Switch. We also offer minimally invasive endoscopic procedures, including the intragastric balloon and Aspire Assist. Read more
- Psychologycal evaluation
In collaboration with patients, our trained mental health professional evaluates whether or not a patient is psychologically prepared to undergo weight reduction surgery at a particular point in time and then prepares a report for the referring physician and (when appropriate, insurance companies) describing the surgical candidate’s psychological strengths and weaknesses along with recommendations. Read more
- Experienced clinical staff
We are a designated Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery. Our staff is trained to provide the specialized care a bariatric patient requires. We have American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) certified bariatric nurses.
- Bariatric coordinator available to guide you through the process
Whether you have a question about a seminar, registering for surgery, or support groups, our bariatric coordinator will be able to get you the right answers.
- Bari-experienced medication support in other specialties
We have a vast range of specialists who are experienced in the care of a bariatric patient. Specialties include but not limited to cardiology, anesthesia, and endocrinology. Read more
- Health promotion and wellness program
The Community Wellness program designed by our Health Promotion department offers a full range of fitness and healthy lifestyle classes at convenient times to meet individual needs and interests. Read more
On-site focused groups conducted weekly by a clinical psychologist. We offer monthly support groups for patients preparing or who have already undergone surgery.