Weight Loss Prior to Orthopedic Surgery

For patients who are morbidly obese, weight loss prior to orthopedic surgery can greatly reduce both in-hospital and postoperative complications after orthopedic surgery, specifically after a knee replacement or hip replacement.

In recent studies, morbidly obese patients, those with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of greater than 40, who had prior bariatric surgery were 75% and 31% less likely to have in-hospital complications for hip and knee replacements, respectively. The risk for 90-day postoperative complications was also lower, by 14% for hip replacements, and 61% for knee replacements.

Meet Our Team

At StoneSprings Hospital Center, our surgical weight loss team specializes in bariatric surgery, bringing extensive experience and training to each procedure. Our operating room staff is specially trained in gastric bypass surgery, and we provide regular training for all employees who care for bariatric patients.

Our Northern Virginia team includes surgeons, registered dietitians and fitness experts who work together to help you understand your surgical weight loss options, guide you through the surgery process and prepare you for life after the surgery. We help you build a nutrition and exercise plan and guide you in your weight loss journey toward overall better health and longevity.

Our Weight Loss Procedure Options

*The information provided on each procedure are guidelines. Variances in treatment are possible according to each surgeon's preference.