Obesity affects more than a third of adults and nearly a quarter of children and adolescents in the United States. Those with serious weight issues face medical problems including diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, and degenerative joint disease. It is one of the most preventable causes of death, but so many people continue to suffer. Bariatric surgery is an alternative to living an unhealthy, overweight life.
It is possible for an overweight person to lose enough weight following bariatric surgery to restore health and reduce risk of serious health problems. In addition to specific health improvements, weight loss surgery can also reduce the need for medication, enable better mobility, improve mood, boost self-esteem, reduce the risk for hospitalization, and provide an overall better quality of life. Providence Bariatric Care Center can help you achieve all of this and more with weight loss surgery.
Weight Loss Services
Providence Bariatric is part of the Providence Health medical practice, which is a member of the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system, Ascension Health. The Bariatric Care Center offers three options for weight loss surgery candidates: gastric band surgery, gastric sleeve, and gastric bypass surgery. All are safe, effective ways to lose weight and improve your health.
Dr. Vikisha Fripp is a double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. She specializes in body contouring procedures following massive weight loss. She encourages patients to maintain a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise following their surgery and contouring procedures.
Dr. Marc S. Rickford is the Advance Laparoscopic and General Surgeon Medical Director at the Providence Bariatric Care Center. He specializes in a multidisciplinary approach to weight loss surgery and teaches patients that surgery is just a single tool in the lifelong challenge of healthy living.
Dr. Etwar Mcbean is a minimally invasive bariatric and general surgeon. He specializes in laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery, bariatric surgery including revisional surgery, and complex hernia surgery.
Patients can learn more about weight loss surgery by visiting the Providence Bariatric Care Center physician website at www.providencebariatrics.com. In addition to a great medical webdesign, patients are able to determine if they qualify for weight loss surgery in Washington DC.
We provide custom webdesign and internet marketing services for healthcare professionals. Our experienced project managers and designers understand and have experience with marketing a successful bariatric surgery practice. Our goal is to make a user-friendly website that will both attract and inform potential patients about the physicians and services. We can have a BMI calculator, patient education videos and mobile friendly before and after galleries.
You may reach us toll-free at 888-212-5760 for any questions or a quote for our services.