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Inova Weight Loss Services: Virtual Visits

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Services Available With Virtual Visits

Medical Weight Loss Program

  • One on one nutrition appointments for patients participating in program
  • One on one weight management consults
  • 12 or 6 week medical weight loss programs
  • Behavioral health appointments for surgical patients and general weight management
  • One on one personal training
  • Meal replacement curbside pickup or delivery available

Call 703-348-4716

Bariatric Surgery Program

  • Pre-surgical consults with surgeon
  • Pre-operative and postoperative nutrition appointments
  • Pre-surgical psychological evaluations
  • Behavioral health consults
  • Support group for bariatric surgery patients

Call 703-620-3211, ext. 1

A Team You Can Trust

Our team of telemedicine providers are the same experts you trust for your in-person visits:

  • Board-certified bariatrician
  • Bariatric surgeons
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Registered dietitians
  • Behavioral health professionals
  • Exercise specialists

What can I expect?

Patients will receive 1:1 interaction with clinicians including: Board-certified bariatricians, board-certified surgeons, nurse program coordinator, behavioral health professionals, Registered Dietitians and certified exercise specialists. Patients in the 12 or 6 week program will also have access to an online support group.

What do I need at home for this virtual program?

All you need is Internet access and a scale.

How will I communicate with the team outside of appointments?

Patients can communicate with our team via dedicated email address, phone calls, or through MyChart messaging.

Specific Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Each Program:

Medical Weight Loss Program

Who is eligible?

Anyone with a BMI greater than 25 is eligible to have a virtual visit for the Inova Medical Weight Loss Program.

Try our BMI calculator

What services can I receive via video visit?

  • 1:1 nutrition appointments for patients participating in programs or individual 1:1 weight management consults
  • Behavioral health appointments for surgical patients and general weight management
  • 1:1 personal training
  • 12 and 6 week medical weight loss – meal replacement program

What is the Schedule of Visits, and when will I see my doctor?

  • 12 week program: Exercise consult and a consult with the registered dietitian are conducted prior to starting the program. Once a participant starts their 12 weeks, they will have weekly lectures with a clinician (live and recorded option), 1:1 consults with dietitian and exercise at 3 weeks and 10 weeks, frequent exercise offerings on support page
  • 6 week program: Nutrition and exercise consult bi- weekly
  • Option to see bariatrician (MD) or clinicians as needed

Who do I call with questions or to schedule a virtual visit?

Please call the Inova Weight Loss Clinic at 703-348-4716 for our non-surgical program.

Bariatric Surgery Program

Who is eligible?

In order to schedule a virtual visit, individuals must have a BMI greater than 35 with comorbidities, or a BMI of 40 with or without comorbidities.

What types of services can I receive via video visit?

Bariatric Surgery program patients can receive the following services on their virtual visit:

  • Pre-surgical consults with surgeon
  • Pre-operative and post-operative nutrition appointments and support
  • Pre-surgical psych evaluations
  • Behavioral health consults and support
  • Post-surgical follow up appointments with surgeons and nurse practitioner

What is the Schedule of Visits, and when will I see my doctor?

Patients will have a consult with the surgeon.

After the visit, insurance requirements will dictate the series of appointments required with the nurse practitioner, dietitians, behavioral health and exercise physiologist.

Who do I call with questions or to schedule a virtual visit?

Bariatric Surgery program participants may call 703-620-3211, ext. 1 to speak with the bariatrician.