VCU Surgical Weight Loss Center
Our bariatric specialists see patients at the Surgical Weight Loss Center
The VCU Health weight loss center has two locations, MCV Campus in Downtown Richmond and VCU Health at Stony Point.
Over 4,000 people have benefited from gastric bypass or LAP-BAND® surgery at the Surgical Weight Loss Center and many have experienced life-changing results including significant weight loss, improved health, and enhanced quality of life.
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The Division of Bariatric & Gastrointestinal Surgery offers a one-year clinical fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery with a strong emphasis on preparation for an academic path. The main focus of the program is to obtain clinical and research training and certification in advanced laparoscopic surgery.
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(weight loss surgery) includes a variety of procedures performed on people who are obese. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch) or by resecting and re-routing the small intestines to a small stomach pouch (gastric bypass surgery).
focuses on anomalies in the upper and lower parts of the gastrointestinal tract. Procedures to repair ventral and inguinal hernias, gall bladder removal, esophagectomy—procedures involving the entire digestive system, from entry to exit.