Patient Guide

Changing your life, and your lifestyle, is a big decision. You need reliable information to make the right decision about weight loss surgery.

The Sentara Martha Jefferson Bariatric Care Center will ensure that you receive the ongoing support you need to succeed. Prior to surgery, you will meet with our clinical, nutrition and mental health experts to help you prepare for a successful weight loss journey. You will receive an easy to use guidebook where you can review your guidelines through every stage of your process and record your progress.

After the surgery, you will continue to meet with our clinical staff and registered dieticians to keep you on track. We offer support group meetings twice monthly as well as an active Facebook support group moderated by the Sentara Martha Jefferson team.

Review this information in this section for more information about your surgery and the support offered at the Sentara Martha Jefferson Bariatric Care Center.