Weight loss center in Richmond, Virginia

Parham Doctors' Hospital offers award-winning bariatric (weight loss) surgery for obese patients who want to improve their overall health. Patients who undergo weight loss surgery at our facility see their lives transformed, with marked improvements in their health and quality of life.

For more information about our bariatric surgery program, call (804) 360-0600.


Recognized as a Five-Star Recipient for Bariatric Surgery by Healthgrades, we are proud to provide our community with exceptional weight loss care.

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 mission is to help patients transform their lives through surgical weight loss when nonsurgical attempts have been unsuccessful.

Accelerated track surgery

For individuals looking to self-pay for their weight loss procedure, we offer a "Fast Track" program to help expedite their journey to better health. With this option, we can guide our patients through our process in roughly eight to 10 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), whose offices are conveniently located at our hospital. You can view more information about our bariatric program below or at the ASPV site. You can also sign up for a free virtual seminar if you are ready to get started.

If you have questions, you can also call the ASPV office directly at (804) 360-0600.

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)

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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 potential complications of the various bariatric surgery methods. We also recommend that you talk to your doctor, other weight loss surgery patients and your loved ones when considering bariatric surgery so you have a complete picture of what to expect.

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Life after bariatric surgery

The transformative weight loss journey requires work and commitment. A comprehensive 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 post-surgical 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.

Bariatric surgery at HCA Virginia

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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