Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

Lifespan Weight Loss Services

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Safety is our top priority.

As experts in treating the disease of obesity, we also know completing a treatment plan is associated with the best outcomes for patients. That is why we worked closely with our infection prevention and infectious diseases teams to be able to provide the care you need in a safe environment.

All pre-op teaching classes, support groups, orientations and nutritional classes are being held virtually. Please continue to check this website or the private CBS Facebook page for updates. 

A Weight Loss Program Personalized for You

Many obese patients 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.

The Center for Bariatric Surgery, a program of Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals, offers 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.

Start Your Weight Loss Surgery Journey - Bariatric Surgery Orientation

Start Your Weight Loss Surgery Journey Today.

Orientation is the first step of our program. After you successfully complete the orientation and the quiz, a member of the Center of Bariatric Surgery team will contact you with next steps.

For more information, please call 401‑793‑3922.

Experts in Bariatric Surgery

Our specialists make sure that patients are prepared for surgery, both physically and psychologically, from pre-surgery assessment and education through treatment, follow-up care, and ongoing support to help patients maintain their nutritional health and lifestyle changes for optimal success.

Our team of specialists includes:

  • Bariatric surgeons
  • Physicians
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Behavioral therapists
  • Nutritionists
  • Physical therapists
  • Nurses with expertise in weight loss surgery

Meet our team


Bariatric Weight Loss Program

The Center for Bariatric Surgery is where you will find Rhode Island’s only MBSAQIP-accredited obesity medicine program.

What Is Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is not a cure. It is a tool. Treatments are personalized for you and your needs. The team will help you consider the questions that help you decide whether weight-loss surgery is right for you. Learn more about the requirements for bariatric surgery as well as the different types of procedures.

From the initial evaluation, through the testing, the surgery and recovery, bariatric surgery is a journey. Learn more about the bariatric surgery journey.

Adolescent Bariatric Surgery

To learn about adolescent bariatric surgery at Lifespan call 401-228-0555.

Learn more about adolescent bariatric surgery

Lifespan bariatric surgery team

Award Winning Bariatric Surgery Care

Learn more about the national recognition the Lifespan Center for Bariatric Surgery has received. 

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Diet Stages and Nutritional Recipes

The weight loss surgery team is here to guide and support you. We hope you find these recipe videos helpful in creating healthy lifestyle habits.

Meet Belinda

Belinda Clarke, BSN, RN knows what her patients are going through; she's had gastric bypass surgery, too.