Bariatrics and Weight Management Treatments

Your Bariatric Surgery Options  

MedStar Washington Hospital Center offers several types of bariatric weight loss surgery. The type of surgery that is best for you depends on a variety of things, including your current weight, age and other health problems you may have.

Smaller Incisions, Faster Recovery

Most of these procedures can be performed in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. These surgeries requires several small incisions, rather than one large one. That often means a shorter hospital stay, faster recovery, smaller scars—and less pain.

A Weight Loss Tool

No matter which procedure you and your surgeon decide is right for you, surgery is just the first step on a lifelong process. After surgery, patients have to change their exercise behaviors and eating habits. Patients who are very committed to this process are the most successful. Think of surgery as a weight loss tool, not a final solution to obesity.

Types of Bariatric Surgery:

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