Sindia and Luis Hernandez at their with their newborn daughter Grismel Amaris.

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Sindia and Luis Hernandez at their home in Woonsocket with their newborn daughter, Grismel Amaris. The couple both had surgery at the Center for Bariatric Surgery and were then able to have a baby.

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For more information or to register for an in-person orientation session, please call 401‑793‑3922.

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.

Health Care Personalized for You

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

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Attend a Weight Loss Orientation Session

Completion of our patient orientation is the first step in our program. Patients can now attend this from the comfort of home.

Please follow these steps to complete the online orientation:
  1. Watch the orientation online
  2. 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.

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164 Summit Avenue
Providence, RI 02906
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Providence, RI 02906

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