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. Asok Doraiswamy is a leader in bariatrics, heading a team of experts in the field. Learn more about your care team.
We are an accredited comprehensive center for bariatric surgery under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.
A note from Dr. Asok Doraiswamy, MD, Medical Director, Bariatrics Program
Huntington Hospital’s bariatrics program offers so much for our patients: expert staff and state-of-the-art facilities, best-practice surgical techniques to help people get ready for surgery and recover more quickly, and comprehensive support services to help patients get the most out of this life-changing surgery.-Asok Doraiswamy, MD, Medical Director, Bariatrics Program
Dr. Asok Doraiswamy is a board-certified, fellowship trained bariatric surgeon who has been a part of Huntington Hospital’s Bariatric Surgery team for 15 years. He serves as Medical Director for the bariatric surgery program. Dr. Doraiswamy completed medical school at Saint Louis University. He then did his general surgery training at The University of California at Davis and went on to complete a fellowship in Bariatric and Minimally invasive surgery at Cedars Sinai in 2007. He is a fellow in the American College of surgeons and an active member of the ASMBS. Dr. Doraiswamy takes pride in providing personalized care to each of his patients in order to optimize results of these life changing operations.
Weight Loss Surgery Virtual Seminar
We’ve put together a Virtual Seminar, introducing you to our program.
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.
Meet your Team
Many of the physicians who have medical staff privileges to practice medicine at Huntington Hospital are independent physicians, and not employees or agents of the hospital. These independent physicians bill separately for their services. You should contact your physician to determine their status and billing practices.
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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.
Please note, some of our support resources look different during COVID-19.
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.
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