If you are overweight, considering weigh loss surgery, and live in Northern Virginia, bariatric surgery with the Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group Surgical Specialists practice should be your top choice. We provide comprehensive high-quality care to patients suffering from obesity and all of its associated health conditions.
Virginia Hospital Center is officially fully accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)! The MBSAQIP accredits facilities in the United States that have undergone an independent, voluntary, and rigorous peer evaluation in accordance with nationally recognized bariatric surgical standards. This accreditation symbolizes institutional commitment and accountability for safe, high-quality surgical care, as evidenced by the documentation of performance indicators and the measurement of outcomes.
If you have tried a variety conventional weight loss options (diet, exercise, behavior therapy, weight loss drugs) without seeing the results you desire and now you feel the time is right to explore other options to lose weight, surgery might be the right choice for you. Surgical Specialists will take the time to get to know you, your medical history and all of your previous weight loss efforts to help you determine if weight surgery is the safest and best option for you.
If you are severely overweight and have tried everything imaginable to lose weight through conventional means such as dieting, exercise, behavior therapy, and/or drugs, but have been unsuccessful in your attempts, then weight loss surgery may be right for you.
Looking for More Information on Weight Loss Surgery Options?
Informational seminars are routinely held twice every month at Virginia Hospital Center about bariatric surgery and the available options. Seminars allow patients to meet the surgeons, learn the differences between weight loss surgeries such as sleeve gastrectomy, lap band and gastric bypass and obtain more information on weight loss surgery including the risks and benefits, the alternative therapies and the expectations before and after bariatric surgery.
Why Choose Our Weight Loss Surgery Practice?
Our Weight Loss Surgery Program is a well-structured program with a multidisciplinary team of physicians and health care professionals committed to helping you achieve wellness through weight loss. Our program includes, in addition to surgical weight loss procedures, a number of other critical elements to help ensure a successful long-term weight loss, such as:
- 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 (sleep medicine, anesthesiology, radiology, endocrinology, plastic surgery, etc.)
- 24-hour access to our bariatric surgeons
We offer patients in a number of bariatric weight loss surgery procedures including Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, the duodenal switch and adjustable gastric banding, as well revisional surgery. These bariatric surgeries work by reducing – or restricting – the capacity of the stomach to hold food, thus allowing you to eat less and feel full with very small meals. In addition, some procedures such as the gastric bypass create a degree of malabsorption, allowing less of the food consumed to be absorbed by the body.
In addition, we offer the non-surgical intragastric balloon. This balloon is placed in the stomach via regular endoscopy and is kept for 6 months. In conjunction with our dietary counseling, this device helps patients lose weight and feel full quickly.
If you are considering surgical weight loss, Surgical Specialists should be your center of choice. We treat patients from the entire Washington, DC metropolitan area as well as Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Our surgeons are experts in the surgical management of obesity and will treat you with dignity, respect and compassion. Our kind and caring staff go to great lengths to make you feel comfortable and will always make your health and well-being their priority.
Virginia Hospital Center has provided exceptional medical services to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for 70 years and recently was named one of America’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics. These selections are based completely on objective, public data that measures performance excellence in clinical quality care, patient safety, patient perception of care, operational efficiency and financial stability.