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.

A Decade of Excellent Care

Since 2012, the Center for Bariatric Surgery has helped thousands of patients lose weight and gain healthier lives. Watch this video to learn more from the center’s directors and see why our program has earned recognition for clinical excellence.

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


Award Winning Care

The Center for Bariatric Surgery has received national recognition, including the 2021 MBSAQIP-accreditation for obesity medicine. We are proud to be the only program in Southeastern New England with this distinction.

Lifespan bariatric surgery team

Debunking the Myths

As doctors and researchers gather more insights, we are learning that obesity is a metabolic disease that affects several organ systems.

Meet Kellie

15 years after a gastric bypass procedure, body contouring surgery helped nurse Kellie Armstrong look and feel her best. 

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?

Learn What Your BMI Says

Are You a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?


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