Weight Loss Surgery
Welcome to Huntington Hospital weight loss surgery program. We are an accredited
comprehensive center for bariatric surgery under the Metabolic and Bariatric
Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.
For a physician referral call (800) 903-9233 or go to our
Getting the Facts About Bariatric Surgery
If you or someone you know is considering the life-altering decision to
undergo weight loss surgery (also referred to as bariatric surgery), it
is important to consider all the factors. This will be one of the most
important decisions you'll ever make.
Researching Weight Loss Surgery
The first 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. The results
of this type of surgery can be drastic, and there are potential risks
and complications which should always be discussed with your doctor.
The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) is another excellent resource for weight loss surgery information, and
can help you understand the options and get the most out of conversations
with your doctor.
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.
Attend Our Informational Meetings
We host weight loss information sessions where you can learn about different
surgery options, as well as a weekly support group where you can talk
to other patients about their experiences.
Weight Loss Symposium meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. The
symposium meetings take place in the Braun Auditorium on the Huntington
Participate in our weight loss support group
You’ll discuss issues relating to eating, wellness, relationships,
discrimination, emotional feelings, body image, etc., in a caring non-judgmental
environment. All are welcome including partners and family members.
The Bariatric support group is held every Tuesday from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. and takes place in the
Huntington Pavilion, third floor conference room.