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.
Learn more about safety »

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 »

Please read these guidelines if you have an appointment scheduled at any Lifespan clinic » 

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.

Our team of specialists includes:
  • Bariatric surgeons
  • Physicians
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Behavioral therapists
  • Nutritionists
  • Physical therapists
  • Nurses with expertise in weight loss surgery

Meet our surgeons »

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 »

Bariatric Surgery Before and After

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

Learn more »

Complete a Weight Loss Surgery Orientation Session

Completion of our patient orientation is the first step in our program. 

Please follow these steps to complete the online orientation:
  1. Click through the the online orientation below
  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.

Adolescent Bariatric Surgery

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

Learn more


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Center for Bariatric Surgery
164 Summit Avenue
Providence, RI 02906
164 Summit Avenue
Providence, RI 02906

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