Welcome to Huntington the Memorial Hospital weight loss surgery program. We have been named an accredited comprehensive center for bariatric surgery under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.
You or someone you know may be considering the life-altering decision to undergo weight loss surgery (also referred to as bariatric surgery). This will be one of the most important decisions you'll ever make, one that should not be made without first considering all the facts.
The most important step in weight loss surgery is getting all of the information you need about your surgical options. Ultimately your surgeon and other physicians are your best resource for information about the procedure. The decision to have a surgical weight loss procedure may take several office visits and consultations with more than one doctor.
Another excellent resource for weight loss surgery is the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The results of weight loss surgery can be drastic, and there are potential risks and complications which should always be discussed with your doctor.
Ask your doctor for the dates and times of the weight loss information sessions where you can learn about the different surgeries. There is also weekly support group where you can talk to other patients about their experiences. For more detail on the information sessions and support group, please go HERE.
The information provided here is not intended as a substitute for the opinion and advice of a qualified physician. Your best source for information is an experienced bariatric surgeon.
For a physician referral call 1 (800) 903-9233 or go to our Physician Directory