For many obese patients,
long-term, sustained weight loss can be elusive, despite strict diet and
exercise programs. Many 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.
To provide additional help for these patients, The Center for Bariatric
Surgery, a program of Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital,
offers new hope and 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.
If you are interested in bariatric
surgery and would like to begin an evaluation, call 401-793-3922 to
request a bariatric surgery questionnaire.
For most patients, this will be a new beginning. Our dedicated team of
specialists—surgeons, physicians, nurse practitioners, behavioral
therapists, nutritionists, physical therapists and nurses with expertise
in weight loss surgery—is committed to helping you throughout this
The Center for Bariatric Surgery has been recognized for high quality
care in bariatric surgery by the American Society for Metabolic and
Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), which designated the program a Bariatric
Surgery Center of Excellence. The ASMBS Bariatric Surgery Centers of
Excellence program was created to recognize surgical programs with a
demonstrated track record of excellence in providing superior and
comprehensive bariatric surgery care.
The designation comes after a lengthy and rigorous review process by the
accrediting organization for the ASMBS, which involves a thorough site
inspection and evaluation of patient outcomes. The designation reflects
our center’s ongoing commitment to providing the highest level of care
possible for our bariatric surgery patients.
If surgery is not for you, learn more about our non-surgical options.
More Weight Control Resources:
Pediatric Weight Management Program
Weight Research programs
Weight Management Program
Learn more about the HBO documentary, The Weight of the Nation: Confronting America's Obesity Epidemic (HBO.com)