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MedStar Health: Bariatrics and Weight Management at Washington

Entrance to the Physicians Office Building at MedStar Washington Hospital Center
106 Irving St., NW
Physicians Office Bldg.
Ste. 301 South
Washington, D.C., 20010

Welcome to bariatrics and weight management at Washington

MedStar Health Bariatric Surgery team performs weight loss surgery—also called bariatric surgery—for decades. Our team’s experience and expertise translates into your positive outcome—and improved quality of life.

Our program is an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Center of Excellence and is fully accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).

Our board-certified surgeons have extensive experience in minimally invasive and robotic bariatric surgical procedures, which translate into shorter hospital stays, less pain and a faster recovery. You will be cared for by a multi-disciplinary bariatric team that includes a bariatric surgeon, gastroenterologist, nurse program coordinator, dietician and exercise physiologist. All of the comprehensive resources of the MedStar Washington Hospital Center are available if you need them. A free educational program before surgery helps prepare you for the procedure and your recovery. Extensive follow-up care, including a support group of your peers, provides all you need to stay healthy long after your procedure.

Services we offer

Bariatric Surgery Seminar - Now Available Online!

This is your first step in the bariatric surgical process. These are held in-person OR online. Come join us and you will:
  • Meet the bariatric surgeons and patient care team
  • Learn about surgical options
  • Learn about the process
  • Learn about insurance requirements and the authorization process

Walk-In Information Sessions

Our in-person seminar is offered free of cost and open to everyone, including family members. Feel free to walk-in into any of these in-person seminars that are offered on the dates/ times/locations listed below! 
These are cancelled until further notice, please complete our online seminar at the link above.

Online Seminars

Now you can learn all about Bariatric Surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center online! To attend our online Bariatric Surgery Seminar, click here. 

The online seminar covers the follow topics:

  • Criteria to qualify for weight loss surgery
  • Efficacy of weight loss surgery
  • Strategies for lifestyle changes
  • Types of weight loss surgery
  • Some of the Pros and Cons of each procedure
  • Insurance company requirements
  • Recovery from surgery
  • Next steps after seminar

Please note that before becoming a bariatric surgery patient at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, you must attend either our online weight loss seminar or our in person weight loss seminar. If you prefer to attend our in-person seminar, please visit our online registration or call 202-877-3627to register.

Bariatric Support Groups

If you are pre- or post-surgery, this is the group for you. It's an opportunity to meet hospital staff and other patients in a supportive environment. *Please note: We are currently holding small support groups via Microsoft Teams. We are scheduling patients for these as they are going through the program. If you are currently going through the program, please wait to be called. If you have already had surgery and would like to attend, please call 202-877-7788 and someone will assist you. Please check back here for when live support groups will resume.*

*One exception is the month of July due to a holiday falling near the first weekend.