Understanding Weight Loss Surgery

Your decision to have weight loss surgery in Northern Virginia should be an informed one. At Reston Hospital Center's weight loss clinic, we'll help you understand procedures, such as bariatric surgery or gastric bypass surgery.  We'll answer your questions and give you all the resources you need for your weight loss journey.

Free Information Sessions

The best source of information about surgical weight loss is an experienced bariatric surgeon. That is why we offer information sessions, led by our bariatric surgeons, to anyone considering weight loss surgery. These free sessions are offered online and in person and our surgeons review surgical options and the benefits of each.

The sessions are free but registration is required. View dates and register for an upcoming session.

The Importance of Support

Support groups give weight loss surgery patients an invaluable opportunity to share their personal experiences with weight loss and learn from others experience. For example, most people learn that weight loss surgery will not immediately resolve existing emotional issues or heal the years of damage that morbid obesity might have inflicted on their emotional well-being. Attend our support groups and learn how others are managing their emotional and physical barriers through their weight loss journey.

View dates for an upcoming support group or call (877) 689-DOCS (3627).

Reston Therapy & Fitness

When it comes to therapy and medically supervised fitness, Reston Therapy & Fitness Center covers all the bases. The center features programs for specific health conditions, including a medically supervised fitness program designed to help you reach and maintain your weight loss goals after surgery. The Fitness Center is located on the Reston Hospital campus.

Weight Management Center

Visit our online Weight Management Center for a complete guide to weight loss. Education topics include:

  • Food, nutrition and diet
  • Exercise
  • Medication
  • Weight management for children and seniors
  • Diagnostic and surgical procedures
  • Natural and alternative treatments

Healthy Living Calculators

Use our healthy living calculators to determine your BMI, ideal body weight and other health measures, based on national standards. You'll also find an exercise guide, calorie guidelines and other tools to help with your weight loss goals.