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Bariatric Surgery

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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric, or "weight loss," surgery is a procedure in which a patient's stomach is reduced in size, thereby reducing the amount of caloric intake that is possible.  This surgery, combined with a lifestyle that includes healthy eating and exercise, can reduce excess weight and many of the complications that go along with it.

Dr. Alley hosts monthly weight loss surgery seminars to give potential patients details about the surgery.

To learn if bariatric surgery is right for you, attend one of our free seminars. 

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Procedures

Procedures
Procedures

At Centra, the bariatric procedure that you get will be the right one for you. There are three common procedures (gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic banding), and all three are now offered at Centra.

Is bariatric surgery right for you?

Is bariatric surgery right for you?
Is bariatric surgery right for you?

Bariatric surgery is an important decision in your life and is not without risks. Patients who can safely have the surgery will usually be included in the list below:

  • Ages 20 - 70
  • Tried other weight loss techniques
  • Ready for dramatic healthy lifestyle change
  • Understand that surgery alone is not a "magic wand"
  • Agree to a lifetime of medical follow-up
  • Must be able to exercise
  • Not bedridden or scooter-dependent
  • No severe heart, lung, or liver disease
  • Six months tobacco-free

Support groups

Support groups
Support groups

We offer monthly support groups for patients who are preparing for or have undergone bariatric surgery. These support groups are facilitated by our clinical team and discuss diet, exercise and other pertinent topics.


Support group meets the second Tuesday  of each month at 6 p.m. at Craddock Auditorium in Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital (3300 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, Virginia 24503).


Visitor parking is available in the circle in front of the hospital on Rivermont Avenue. Parking is also available in the lot directly behind the Vassar Street entrance. Craddock Auditorium is on the third floor. Please follow the Craddock Auditorium signs once inside. 

Bariatric surgery seminars

Bariatric surgery seminars
Bariatric surgery seminars

This procedure allows patients with obesity to get back to a manageable and healthy weight to enjoy the simple things in life.

Dr. Alley hosts monthly weight loss surgery seminars to give potential patients details about the surgery.

To learn if bariatric surgery is right for you, attend one of our free seminars. 

Upcoming seminar dates:


Lynchburg evening seminars: 6-7:30 p.m.

  • Monday, May 16
  • Wednesday, June 1

Location: Centra Alan B. Pearson Cancer Center, 1701 Thomson Drive, Lynchburg


Lynchburg noon seminars: 12-1:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 11
  • Wednesday, June 15

Location: Centra Lynchburg Medical Center, 125 Nationwide Drive, Lynchburg


Gretna evening seminars: 6-7:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, June 22

Location: Centra Gretna Medical Center, 291 McBride Lane, Gretna
 

Register for a seminar