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Bariatric Surgery

Minimally Invasive Weight Loss Surgery

The GW Weight Loss and Surgery Center remains the region’s leading bariatric surgery program. Our bariatric center is supported by the research and cutting-edge technology of George Washington University.

Our team of board certified surgeons routinely perform proven minimally-invasive laparoscopic bariatric surgery procedures and are recognized by their surgical peers for their expertise in managing high risk surgical patients and experience in revision bariatric surgical procedures. Surgery is performed at the George Washington University Hospital which is named by BlueCross BlueShield as a Blue Distinct Center of Excellence.

The GW Weight Loss and Surgery Center is an accredited Comprehensive Metabolic and Bariatric Center recognized by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program of the American College of Surgeons for our demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery.

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Patient Stories

  • A Patient's Story

    Battling high blood pressure and immobility, Arlene knew she had to lose weight. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she turned to our surgical weight loss providers for gastric bypass to jump start her journey to improved health. Listen to her story.

  • Weight Loss Surgery Success - Chuck Carroll

    At my heaviest, I weighed 420 pounds with a 66-inch waist and wore a size 6XL shirt. Walking up a single flight of stairs took every ounce of energy I had while walking across the street felt as though I had run a marathon. I couldn’t even fit in a regular chair. Flash forward nearly 10 years and I am 275 pounds lighter! I proudly shop off the rack for 32-inch waist pants and small shirts. And I don’t just walk up the stairs now, ...

  • Tiffany’s Bariatric Surgery Story

    Making the decision to have Gastric Bypass Surgery in 2016 was one of the toughest, but best decisions I have made in my life. At my heaviest I was 340+ pounds and I felt defeated, ashamed, lonely, and depressed. Anytime I would walk past a mirror I would just want to cry and hide. Now almost two years later I feel better than I have ever felt in my entire life. I can climb a flight (or four) of stairs without feeling like I’ll ...