Weight Loss Surgery
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.
At 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.
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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
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 2nd & 4th Tuesday from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and takes
place in the
Huntington Pavilion, third floor conference room.
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.