Bariatric and Weight Loss Surgery in Rhode Island

Lifespan Weight Loss Services

A Weight Loss Program Personalized for You

Many obese patients struggle daily with their weight and related medical conditions such as high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and diabetes, as well as with the stigma of obesity.

The Center for Bariatric Surgery, a program of Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals, offers a long-term solution. Bariatrics is the field of medicine that specializes in treating obesity, and bariatric surgery refers to surgery that promotes weight loss.

Lifespan bariatric surgery team

Award Winning Care

We challenge you to find a better weight loss program than ours. Recognized by more professional associations than any other in the region, our high-quality care and excellent clinical outcomes is unmatched. Read why the experts agree.

Start Your Weight Loss Surgery Journey Today.

Orientation is the first step of our program. After you successfully complete the video orientation and the web quiz, a member of the Center of Bariatric Surgery team will contact you with next steps.

Step One: Watch the orientation

Step Two: Take the quiz

For more information, please call 401‑793-3922.

Experts in Bariatric Surgery

Our specialists make sure that patients are prepared for surgery, both physically and psychologically, from pre-surgery assessment and education through treatment, follow-up care, and ongoing support to help patients maintain their nutritional health and lifestyle changes for optimal success.

Our team of specialists includes:

  • Bariatric surgeons
  • Physicians
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Behavioral therapists
  • Nutritionists
  • Physical therapists
  • Nurses with expertise in weight loss surgery

Meet our team

How to Choose a Doctor and Hospital for Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

For some individuals, bariatric surgery may be an option for losing weight and reversing other dangerous conditions associated with obesity. Understanding what bariatric surgery for weight loss involves and choosing a doctor and a hospital can be confusing and overwhelming for patients. But it doesn't have to be.

Christina Pimentel Puckett, before and after bariatric surgery

The Butterfly Effect

Bariatric weight loss surgery can result in profound, positive changes across multiple facets of a person’s life – a phenomenon known as the butterfly effect. Several patients have told us their stories about how bariatric surgery helped transform their lives.

What Is Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is not a cure. It is a tool. Treatments are personalized for you and your needs. The team will help you consider the questions that help you decide whether weight-loss surgery is right for you. Learn more about the requirements for bariatric surgery as well as the different types of procedures.

From the initial evaluation, through the testing, the surgery and recovery, bariatric surgery is a journey. Learn more about the bariatric surgery journey.

The Obesity Medicine Program

The Center for Bariatric Surgery’s obesity medicine program treats obesity as a disease and encourages body positivity and mindfulness. We help patients tailor an obesity management plan that works with their lifestyle. 

About the obesity medicine program

Adolescent Bariatric Surgery

To learn about adolescent bariatric surgery at Lifespan call 401-228-0555.

Learn more about adolescent bariatric surgery

Are You a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

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Are You a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?


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