Weight loss surgery requirements in Reston
Our bariatric surgeons at Reston Hospital Center perform weight loss surgery to help obese patients successfully lose weight and maintain a healthy goal weight. Bariatric surgery requires a long-term commitment to lifestyle changes, and not all patients are candidates for weight loss surgery.
For more information about our weight loss surgery program, please call (703) 234-7406. To sign-up for a free bariatric surgery seminar, please register online or call (877) 689-3627.
Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Accreditation
As a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), our skilled bariatric surgeons and weight loss teams in Northern Virginia provide comprehensive care and support throughout your weight loss journey.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 31 percent of American adults and 20 to 25 percent of Virginian adults are obese. Bariatric surgery is one solution for combating the life-threatening effects of obesity. Each patient much discuss weight loss surgery requirements, benefits and risks with his or her doctor to determine if bariatric surgery is the right choice.
Obesity, by definition, means your body mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher, which usually means you are 100 pounds or more over ideal body weight. Morbid obesity is defined as having a BMI of 40 or higher. As the second leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., obesity poses a major public health challenge.
Excess weight substantially increases the risk of developing one or more of the following conditions. However, significant weight loss can decrease your risk of developing these conditions:
- Dyslipidemia (abnormal concentrations of lipids in the blood)
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease
- Cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
- Gallbladder disease
- Sleep apnea
- Respiratory problems
- Endometrial, breast, prostate and colon cancers
Am I a candidate for bariatric surgery?
You may qualify for Reston Hospital's bariatric surgery program if you:
- Are 18 years old or older
- Have a BMI over 40
- Have a BMI over 35 and have one or more serious health conditions related to morbid obesity
- Are unable to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time, even with medical weight loss programs
Need help navigating your weight loss journey? Contact our Bariatric Coordinator today.
Rosalind (Roz) Barron, BSN RN CBN
Roz Barron is a certified bariatric nurse (RN, CBN) and serves as the bariatric program coordinator for Reston Hospital Center. In this role she works in very close contact with patients and our bariatric surgeons. Roz helps maintain the connection and communication between patients, nursing and medical staff. She is both an advocate and a resource to help our patients navigate a successful bariatric surgery journey.
Roz is instrumental in helping to educate our patients on what to expect before, during and after surgery. She leads the education of nursing staff and internal team members on bariatric-specific care. She is also responsible for the monthly bariatric “Staples” support group. This is a free group to anyone looking into bariatric surgery or has had it. Roz partners with our care team to implement continuous process improvement initiatives to ensure that we offer the best care to our patients and referring physician community. Contact our Bariatric Coordinator at 703-689-9328.