Bariatric Surgery at MedStar Montgomery

At MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, our bariatric surgery team provides comprehensive weight loss care to patients from Montgomery County and the surrounding areas, close to home. Our team will help you determine if you are a good candidate for bariatric surgery. If you do move ahead with surgery, we will guide you through the process to help you understand what to expect, before and after surgery. We'll also assist in obtaining insurance approval.

It's not just about losing weight. It's about regaining your health. It's a chance to say goodbye to high cholesterol, diabetes, sleep apnea, and joint problems. It’s about a better quality of life for your future.

Weight loss surgery can change your life, and MedStar Health, with programs in the central Maryland and Washington, D.C., region, will support you, step by step, through the entire process.

From valuable pre-surgery education and weight loss strategies customized for you, to an accessible team of professionals and support through your recovery, MedStar Health helps you establish a path toward healthy living that can benefit your entire family.

Our Program

MedStar Health’s bariatric program has three steps: pre-surgery, surgery, and post-surgery. Surgery may get the most attention, but the presurgical and postsurgical periods are crucial to the success of the operation and your continuing health.

  • Preoperative weight management program: You begin with a monitored weight loss program. This lasts three to six months, depending on your previous documented weight management and your insurance requirements.
  • Surgery: Following successful completion of the weight management program, and mental health evaluation, you undergo the bariatric surgery operation.
  • Follow-up: This is the most important step. We are committed to follow-up care with you for at least five years, but ideally the rest of your life. It is important to monitor your weight loss, your diet, and overall health.


Please note that before becoming a bariatric surgery patient at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, you must attend either our online weight loss seminar or our in person weight loss seminar. If you prefer to attend our in person seminar please call 301-774-8828 to register.

Make an Appointment

For more information or to speak with a bariatric specialists, please call 301-774-8828.

Meet our Team

Our bariatric surgery team provides comprehensive weight loss care to patients and will guide you every step of the way. Learn more about their expertise:

Classes & Events

We offer numerous classes such as Bariatric Surgery Weight Management, Bariatric Exercise, Free Information Sessions, and Online Seminars. Learn more about the classes listed below and register now!

In the News

MedStar Montgomery Achieves National Accreditation for its Bariatric Surgery Program

Patient Success Stories

"MedStar Montgomery Helped Me Lose 80 Pounds and Regain My Life" - Watch Carolyn's story along with other MedStar Montgomery patients.

Our Bariatrics Program

Don't weight, NOW is YOUR Time! Here, at MedStar Montgomery, we have put together a comprehensive weight loss surgery program.