Why Choose Sentara?

At Sentara RMH Medical Center, we are focused on quality and patient safety in everything we do. As such, we regularly pursue national accreditations that help us measure our weight loss surgery program against other top ranking health systems, which motivates our team to constantly work to improve our clinical programs and services.

Our team has been accredited by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This designation means that Sentara RMH has met the criteria that ensures it is fully capable of supporting a bariatric surgery care program and that its performance meets the requirements of the ACS BSCN Accreditation Program. The “Center of Excellence” accreditation is an important indicator of our dedication to providing the best, most comprehensive care in bariatric surgery available today.

We offer laparoscopic gastric banding, a minimally-invasive surgical procedure designed to help patients lose weight gradually and effectively. The Lap-Band® procedure is as effective as gastric bypass, but with fewer complications. We also offer the gastric sleeve procedure, which is a permanent procedure that removes the majority of the stomach, leaving a small pouch or “sleeve” remaining.

If you have any additional questions or would like to speak to someone about our program, contact us at 540-689-5800.