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Bariatric Surgery during COVID-19 at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center

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The bariatric surgical program at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center offers a new start and helps patients lose weight with multiple medical procedures available, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch our video interview below with Dr. Jason Balette And Dr. Drew Howard, bariatric surgeons at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, and patient Wendy Jacobs, who share details on bariatric surgery and how the procedure and program may help lower the risks related to the virus.

At Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center weight loss surgery patients experience a dedicated area of private rooms and specially trained surgeons, nurses and staff attuned to patients’ specific needs. They offer the latest advances in treatment close to home in an environment supported by family- and patient-centered care. The program features board-certified surgeons, a registered nurse weight loss program coordinator, registered dietitians, and a local support group for weight loss surgery patients.

Weight loss surgery options include Gastric Banding (Lap Band), Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, Duodenal Switch and bariatric revisions and reversals. Bariatric surgery is the clinical term for several different weight loss surgeries. The procedures use one or both of two approaches to help patients lose weight and improve or resolve their obesity-related medical conditions, known as co-morbid conditions.

The bariatric surgical program at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands is accredited by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery’s (ASMBS) combined national accreditation called the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).

Learn more about the he bariatric surgical program at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center at https://www.memorialhermann.org/locations/newstart-the-woodlands

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