Don’t Let Your Weight Weigh On You

Be Happier and Healthier with Bariatric Surgery At MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Call 202-877-DOCS(3627) for a free information session.

Obesity comes with health risks. Diabetes. High-blood pressure. Joint pain. Sleep apnea. That’s why so many people have turned to us for help. MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s Bariatric Surgery Program is one of the area’s most experienced and comprehensive. Our team of skilled specialists excels at treating high-risk, complex cases with a focus on your health first.

Meet our patients:

We want to thank three of our patients, Tyrone Harrison, Linda Blackwell and Barbara Bowie, who have shared their stories of bariatric surgery in an effort to help others regain their lives as well.

Watch their incredible true stories in the videos below –and learn more about their unique experiences and the successes they have achieved:


Tyrone Harrison

Barbara Bowie

Linda Blackwell



Bariatric Services include:

  • Free Informational Sessions to help determine if bariatric surgery is right for you, and if so, what type.
  • Meeting with a registered dietitian.
  • Monthly support groups, at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center and MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD, for your convenience.
  • Consultations with an exercise physiologist, gastroenterologist and psychologist.
  • Learn more about Bariatric Services.

You’ll determine with your care team which is the right procedure for you.

  • Placement of an Adjustable Gastric Lap-Band–An adjustable gastric band is placed around the upper part of the stomach which restricts how much you can eat at each meal. Weight loss occurs through restriction of food intake. This procedure is performed at both MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. 
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy–The stomach is cut and reduced in size by approximately 80-85%, so you will get full on a small amount of food. Weight loss occurs through restriction of food intake. 
  • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass–The stomach is divided to make a smaller pouch, restricting how much you can eat at a meal. The pouch is attached to a lower part of the small intestine, bypassing the rest of the stomach and first part of the small intestine so you do not absorb as many calories and nutrients. Weight loss occurs through a combination of restriction and malabsorption of nutrients. 

Meet our bariatric surgeons:

We can help you regain your health – and your life.

Learn more by registering for a free seminar—call 202-877-DOCS(3627). We offer these information sessions every Monday, except holidays. 

Bariatric Services are provided at the following locations: