The Center for Bariatric Surgery
COVID-19: Keeping You Safe in Your Journey through the Bariatric Surgery Process
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.
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Changes Due to COVID-19 Preparedness and Response
We are carefully monitoring news about coronavirus COVID-19. As proactive steps:
- 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.
- The Center for Bariatric Surgery Facebook Page is a private page for the patients of the Center for Bariatric Surgery.
- Learn more about Lifespan Telehealth »
Health Care 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.
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.
- Bariatric surgeons
- Nurse practitioners
- Behavioral therapists
- Physical therapists
- Nurses with expertise in weight loss surgery
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.
Bariatric Surgery Before and After
From the initial evaluation, through the testing, the surgery and recovery, bariatric surgery is a journey.
Complete a Weight Loss Surgery Orientation Session
Completion of our patient orientation is the first step in our program.
- Click through the the online orientation below
- Complete a quiz following the orientation
After your successful completion, a member of the Center for Bariatric Surgery team will contact you with next steps.
Adolescent Bariatric Surgery
To learn about adolescent bariatric surgery at Lifespan call 401-228-0555.