Bariatric Surgery Program
The Department of General Surgery offers to all DOD ID card holders (excluding Active Duty Service Members) a comprehensive bariatric program, which involves a multidisciplinary team of nutrition, behavior health/psychology, medicine, and surgery providers to assist you and your family members with obesity-related health problems, weight management, and lifestyle modification.
To qualify for the bariatric program, patients must meet the following criteria:
- Have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40 or BMI greater than 35 with obesity-related co-morbidities such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, hyperlipidemia, obstructive sleep apnea, diabetes/metabolic syndrome, gout, polycystic ovarian syndrome/impaired fertility, fatty liver, gastroesophageal reflux, osteoarthritis/back/joint pain, etc.
- For patients with lower BMI 30-35, there are less invasive procedures (no surgery, no scar) for which patients may qualify in addition to medical weight loss management via weight loss medications in conjunction with our program medicine specialists.
- Between 18 and 65 years old.
- Have at least a 1 year DEROS from initiation of the program or 6 months minimum following surgery.
We will accept referrals from the patient’s primary care provider, specialty providers, and host nation providers. Please bring any medical records, imaging or other pertinent medical documention from your off-base providers to your appointment.
For any conditions not listed, questions or possible consultations, please contact the Department of General Surgery and ask to speak with the Landstuhl Bariatric Program Coordinator.
A Bariatric Information class is held the last Thursday of each month from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. followed by the Bariatric Support Group at 5 p.m. See our Bariatric Surgery Program flyer for more details!