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.
In addition to enhanced safety protocols including pre-surgical screenings, and enhanced cleaning and sterilization processes, we are carefully and thoughtfully following guidelines from the American College of Surgeons.
Contact your surgeon’s office for more information.
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.
Weight Loss Surgery Virtual Seminar
We’ve put together a Virtual Seminar, introducing you to our program and our Medical Director, Dr. David Lourie.
We invite you to watch and follow up with any questions you have!
Your Weight Loss Surgery Team
Our renowned Bariatrics department includes dedicated and highly skilled surgeons, along with a full team of specially trained nurses, therapists, and affiliated professionals.
A note from Dr. David J. Lourié, MD, Medical Director, Bariatrics Program
“Huntington Hospital’s bariatric program offers so much for our patients, from expert staff to the best facilities and techniques.– David J. Lourié, MD, Medical Director, Bariatrics Program
In addition, I’m proud that we offer critical support in the months leading up to your surgery; educational resources that will help you decide if this life-altering decision is the right one for you, and a support group to help you on the journey.
If you are considering bariatric surgery, I encourage you to attend our Bariatric Symposium and learn more about the support we provide, every step of the way.”
David J. Lourié, MD, is the director of the bariatric surgery program and the director and developer of the minimally invasive surgery program at Huntington Hospital. Dr. Lourié is a national leader in developing and teaching advanced surgical techniques. He developed and designed some of the earliest laparoscopic operating rooms in the country and has received national recognition for these state-of-the-art facilities at Huntington. Dr. Lourié began performing robotic surgery in 2006, and since then has been one of the first surgeons in the world to use totally robotic staplers in gastric and other surgeries.
Meet your Team
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.
Our Bariatric Support Group is still going, we are now meeting twice a month (1st and 3rd Tuesdays) via Zoom conference call.
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.