Weight Loss Surgery

Isaac Reyes and Dr. Lourie

Medical director David Lourié, MD and bariatric surgery patient Isaac Reyes reunite after his surgery.

The weight is over. Welcome to the weight loss surgery program at Huntington Hospital.

MBSAQIP Accredited CenterAt Huntington Hospital, we know that weight loss surgery (also called bariatric surgery) is a process, and our care team and weight loss surgeons will partner with you every step of the way. Medical director Dr. David J. Lourié is a national leader in bariatrics who has helped develop today's innovative bariatric surgery techniques and robotic technologies. Learn more about your care team.

Our comprehensive resources include an educational Weight Loss Surgery Symposium, a Bariatrics Nutrition Class, and weight loss support groups onsite at the hospital.

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 Physician Directory.

Comprehensive Support

If you or someone you know is considering the life-altering decision to undergo weight loss surgery, it is important to consider all the factors. This will be one of the most important decisions you'll ever make.

With the Huntington Hospital Bariatrics Program, a dedicated nurse navigator guides each patient, with comprehensive resources that span pre-surgery preparations, surgery, and post-surgery recovery

Weight loss symposium

We host weight loss information sessions where you can learn about different surgery options.

Bariatrics Nutrition Class

Huntington’s clinical nutrition counseling services offer bariatric surgery patients tailored nutrition services to prepare them for weight loss success. Well before surgery, patients attend the Bariatric Nutrition Class, which satisfies insurance requirements and provides critical information about lifestyle and diet changes after surgery. Expert clinical dietitians are also available to provide one-on-one nutritional consults to prepare patients for surgery and assist them with diet changes during recovery.

Weight loss support group

Support group occurs every other week and provides an opportunity to talk to other patients about their experiences. 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 on the 4th Tuesday from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and takes place in the Huntington Pavilion, third floor conference room.

Other Resources

A critical 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.

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