Bariatric surgery in Loudoun County, Virginia
The decision to receive weight loss surgery is a life-changing commitment that requires careful consideration. At StoneSprings Hospital, we offer a range of bariatric procedures for individuals who have been unsuccessful losing weight through traditional methods, such as exercise and diet changes. Bariatric surgery offers the opportunity to improve your health and quality of life. Our team of bariatric surgeons, dietitians, behavioral specialists, nurses, fitness experts and a dedicated team are here to help during every step of your weight loss journey.
To speak to someone about your surgical weight loss options now, please call (703) 234-7404.
Weight loss surgery is intended to decrease your weight and improve your overall health. Obesity-related health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol and high blood pressure, obstructive sleep apnea, PCOS, infertility, metabolic syndrome, and arthritis can be greatly reduced following surgery.
Weight loss surgery is typically reserved for patients who are experiencing morbid obesity, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 35 kg/m2 to safely lose excess weight and improve health, mobility, and quality of life.
BMI is the most accurate tool to evaluate weight categories because it accounts for a person’s height and weight.
Minimally invasive weight loss surgery
At StoneSprings Hospital, we are proud to offer minimally invasive and laparoscopic and robotic techniques as options in our bariatric surgical program. These types of procedures allow our surgeons to operate using tiny incisions and instruments.
Minimally invasive and laparoscopic procedures often result in less pain following surgery, a shortened hospital stay, a shorter recovery time and a lower risk of complications and/or infection.
Surgical weight loss procedures
When choosing the best surgical option for you, our bariatric surgeons consider and discuss your individual needs and medical history. At StoneSprings Hospital, we perform the following weight loss procedures:
- Laparoscopic/robotic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
- Laparoscopic/robotic sleeve gastrectomy
- Laparoscopic and robotic biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS)
- Laparoscopic/robotic revisional bariatric surgery (performed to alter or repair a previous weight loss surgery)
- Endoscopic bariatric revision procedures
- Endoscopic intra gastric balloon placement
How does bariatric surgery work?
All forms of bariatric surgery offered at StoneSprings Hospital allow patients to drastically reduce their food consumption through the surgical reduction of the stomach size. This allows you to feel full – and satisfied – with a small amount of food. In addition, some procedures alter the body’s absorption of fat and calories.
Your dedicated weight loss surgery team
At StoneSprings Hospital, our surgical weight loss team specializes in bariatric surgery, bringing extensive experience and training to each procedure. Our operating room staff is specially trained for weight loss procedures performed laparoscopically or robotically, and we provide regular training for all employees who care for bariatric patients.
Our team in Northern Virginia includes surgeons, registered bariatric dietitians, fitness experts, behavioral specialists, and a dedicated insurance team who all work together to help you understand your surgical weight loss options, guide you through the surgery process and prepare you for life after your procedure. We create a sustainable nutrition and exercise plan to guide your journey of weight loss journey toward better health and longevity.
Benefits of bariatric surgery
Bariatric surgery greatly benefits patients who are considered to be morbidly obese. Studies have shown that bariatric surgery allows patients to live longer with a higher quality of life. Weight loss surgery has been proven to help reduce patients’ symptoms and/or chances of developing the following conditions:
- Heart disease
- Heart attack
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Sleep apnea
- Joint problems
Risks of bariatric surgery
As with any surgical procedure, bariatric surgery carries some risk. It is important for you to recognize that the success of weight loss surgery depends on you to commit to long-term lifestyle changes in diet and exercise. Possible surgical risks include:
- Complications from anesthesia and medications
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Leaks from staple line breakdown
- Marginal ulcers
- Pulmonary problems
- Spleen injury
For many patients, the risk of death from obesity-related conditions is higher than the risk of complications associated with bariatric surgery. For more information, discuss the benefits and risks of weight loss surgery with your primary care physician and/or bariatric surgeon.
Weight loss prior to orthopedic surgery
For patients who are morbidly obese and also require orthopedic surgery, weight loss before surgery can help reduce postoperative complications and ease recovery. Deciding to receive weight loss surgery prior to an orthopedic procedure has been proven to reduce complications for knee and hip replacement patients.
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.Learn about Bariatric surgery