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VCU Surgical Weight Loss Center

Our bariatric specialists see patients at the Surgical Weight Loss Center

VCU Surgical Weight Loss patient Elizabeth Leisure, after weight loss surgeryThe 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 sleeve gastrectomy 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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Education—MIS Fellowship

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.

> Learn more about this fellowship program

Bariatric surgery

(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).



Gastrointestinal 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.




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  last updated: 11/02/2017







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