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 nurses, bariatric surgeons, fitness experts and dietitians are here to help during every step of your weight loss journey.
To speak to somebody today about your surgical weight loss options, please call (703) 234-7406.
Weight loss surgery is intended to decrease your weight and improve your overall health. Obesity-related health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure, can be greatly reduced following surgery. Weight loss surgery is typically reserved for patients who are experiencing morbid obesity, defined as being 100 pounds or more over ideal body weight. Weight loss surgery has proven itself to be an effective manner for patients to safely lose over 50 percent of excess weight. It helps to improve patients’ health, mobility and quality of life.
Find out if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery.
Minimally invasive weight loss surgery
At StoneSprings Hospital, we are proud to offer minimally invasive and laparoscopic 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 Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
- Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
- Endoscopic bariatric procedures
- Robotic gastric bypass
- Sleeve gastrectomy
- Revisional bariatric surgery (performed to alter or repair a previous weight loss surgery because of poor weight loss, weight regain or complication)
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 pouch. By reducing the size of the stomach pouch, typically to the holding size of about 2 ounces, the stomach is filled quickly when eating. This allows you to feel satisfied with the amount you have eaten sooner while consuming much less food.
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 in gastric bypass surgery, and we provide regular training for all employees who care for bariatric patients.
Our team in Northern Virginia 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 your procedure. We help you build a nutrition and exercise plan to guide you in your 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
- Reopening of the incision
- 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 informational seminar
Feel like you need more information about bariatric surgery? We offer regular informational sessions to patients in Northern Virginia who are considering weight loss surgery. Informational seminars at StoneSprings Hospital are free but require a reservation.
To register, please call (855) 226-7344.