Referring a Patient to Brigham and Women's Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Why refer your patients to the Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery?

Primary Care Providers have several choices when identifying a center to which to refer patients for bariatric surgery.

Click here to access a patient referral form.

When deciding what center may be best, we believe you should consider the following:

  • Our surgeons have over 70 cumulative years of weight loss surgery experience and have performed over 6,000 operations
  • Weight loss surgery has been performed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for over thirty years (the most experienced program in the region)
  • Our team members are nationally recognized experts in the field who teach other weight loss surgeons. Our team includes:
    • A former president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
    • Members of the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Network which certifies Centers of Excellence in weight loss surgery nationally
    • Members of the Expert Panel for Weight Loss Surgery for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts which set standards for the state
    • NIH-funded researchers in the field and publishers of numerous articles, textbooks, and videos on weight loss surgery

CMBS is an Accredited Center through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). To receive this distinction, we went through a rigorous, on-site evaluation of all aspects of our program by outside experts in weight loss surgery. This includes evaluations of our surgeons, the hospital facilities, and all program-related functions to ensure that we meet the highest quality of care in all areas of weight loss surgery. Both of our locations, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, have received this distinction.

What procedures are offered at the Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery?

The Center’s surgeons perform the latest in bariatric surgical procedures including laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic adjustable gastric band. We also perform revisional bariatric surgery, which is often performed laparoscopically as well. All of the procedures are described in detail within our website.

What support services are offered to bariatric surgical patients?

We have assembled a dedicated team of dietitians, physician assistants, and behavioral therapists to provide exceptional patient-focused care. The dietitians and behavioral therapists offer individual and group counseling sessions both before and after surgery. Our physician assistants have additional office appointments to improve timely access to care. We also provide information sessions in Spanish and have medically-trained interpreter services for those patients who are more comfortable speaking in other languages.

Brigham and Women's Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery offers experience, excellence, and exceptional patient-focused care.

Call now for additional information or to sign a patient up for a free informational session at 617-732-8500. Click here to access a patient referral form.


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