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Inova Weight Loss Surgery Program is a nationally recognized weight loss (bariatric) surgery program designed to meet your every need. Located at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, our designation as a Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery demonstrates our commitment to high quality weight loss surgery. Our expert weight loss surgeons perform more surgeries – more than 7,000 to date – more than any other physician group in the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC, metro area.
What is bariatrics?
Bariatric surgery, also called weight loss surgery, is a procedure to make the stomach smaller so you feel satisfied with less food. Weight loss surgery is for people who are 100 pounds or more overweight and with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater. Other criteria include not having had success with other weight loss therapies such as diet, exercise and medications. Read our frequently asked questions
The right solution for you
Our comprehensive program at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital includes several minimally invasive surgical procedures: mini-incision gastric bypass, laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic gastric banding. Minimally invasive procedures decrease pain and scarring, help speed recovery and reduce complications.
Our dedicated team is prepared to answer any question you might have before, during and after surgery. Our free informational sessions introduce you to our excellent surgeons. You are encouraged to ask questions. We also offer a wide range of educational opportunities, from nutritional counseling with our registered dietitians to pre- and post-surgical consultations and specially designed exercise classes for our weight loss patients. We also hold special support group meetings where you will be well supported by the bariatric team facilitators and appreciate the camaraderie of fellow patients who are also experiencing the weight loss journey.