Bariatric and Weight Loss Surgery in Rhode Island
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.
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.
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
- Nurse practitioners
- Behavioral therapists
- Physical therapists
- Nurses with expertise in weight loss surgery
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.
Debunking the Myths
As doctors and researchers gather more insights, we are learning that obesity is a metabolic disease that affects several organ systems.
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.
Are You a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?
- What Is Obesity?
- Is Bariatric Surgery Right for You?
- How Does Bariatric Surgery Work?
- Center for Bariatric Surgery Clinical Outcomes
- Obesity Medicine
- Our Team of Experts
- The Journey
- Getting Started: Online Patient Orientation for Bariatric Surgery
- Patient Support
- Success Stories
- Awards and Recognitions
- In the News