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Weight loss surgery

Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is performed on patients with obesity. There are several types of bariatric procedures, but all focus on making modifications to the digestive system with the goal of significant weight loss.

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Bariatric surgery in Richmond, Virginia

If you struggle with obesity, weight loss surgery may help.

Parham Doctors’ Hospital, a campus of Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, offers bariatric (weight loss) surgery if you are considerably overweight despite diet and exercise. With healthy lifestyle changes on your part, we can help you finally lose the weight and keep it off.

Considering surgical weight loss?

Our virtual classes teach you about bariatric procedures and what to expect before, during and after weight loss surgery. They also help you understand how your lifestyle will change after surgery.

Our virtual classes teach you about bariatric procedures and what to expect before, during and after weight loss surgery. They also help you understand how your lifestyle will change after surgery.

Our weight loss surgery programs

At our bariatric surgery center we offer several types of procedures. We work to learn about your needs and medical history to determine the right one for you.

Types of bariatric surgery we offer

Our bariatric surgeons perform the following weight loss procedures:

  • Adjustable gastric band
  • Gastric bypass
  • Intragastric balloon (gastric balloon)
  • Vertical sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve)
Benefits and risks of bariatric surgery

Weight loss surgery is intended not only to decrease your weight but also to improve your overall health. Obesity-related health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure, are greatly reduced after weight loss surgery. However, as with all surgeries and medical procedures, there are benefits and risks to be considered. These will vary based on your unique situation.

To learn more about these surgeries, sign up for a free virtual or in-person seminar. Additionally, to make an informed decision, we encourage you to educate yourself about the types, benefits and risks of the various bariatric surgery methods. We also recommend you talk to your doctor, other weight loss surgery patients and your loved ones as you begin your journey.

Life after bariatric surgery

The transformative weight loss journey requires work and commitment. A comprehensive bariatric program of nutritional counseling, support and a follow-up plan best accomplishes weight loss after surgery. For all the surgeries we offer, we include this kind of postsurgical care to ensure you are successful in your goals.

With bariatric surgery, there is also an element of commitment to significant lifestyle changes that must be considered. Long-term success is dependent on accepting new rules for eating and food selection, which is taught in the follow-up period after surgery.


Our other bariatric surgery services

Bariatric surgery is the general term for a variety of weight loss surgical procedures. The surgery is a tool, not a cure, to help treat weight problems. Our goal is to help you transform your life through surgical weight loss when nonsurgical attempts have been unsuccessful.

Accelerated track weight loss surgery

If you plan to self-pay for your weight loss procedure, we offer a "Fast Track" program to help expedite your journey to better health. With this option, we can guide you through our process in roughly eight to ten weeks.

For questions regarding our accelerated surgical weight loss program, call us at (804) 967-5246.


Our bariatric surgical team

Our bariatric surgeries are performed by the accomplished surgeons of Advanced Surgical Partners of Virginia (ASPV). Their offices are conveniently located at our hospital.

Are you a candidate for bariatric surgery?

Our free, online tool can help you understand how your weight is impacting your overall health and wellbeing and whether or not bariatric surgery could be right for you.

Our free, online tool can help you understand how your weight is impacting your overall health and wellbeing and whether or not bariatric surgery could be right for you.

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Ashley Topping, smiling and wearing a pink blouse, smiles while discussing her experience as a bariatric surgery patient.
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