MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

We have a comprehensive bariatric surgical program with a multidisciplinary team of professionals including:

    • Surgeons
    • Nurse Practitioner  
    • Bariatric Nurse Coordinator
    • Registered Dietitians 
    • Class Coordinator     
    • Exercise Physiologist

Other associates available for consult include Pulmonologists, Endocrinologists, Cardiologists, Radiologists, Gastroenterologists, Psychologists, Social Workers, and Sleep specialists

What bariatric procedures are offered at MFSMC?

    • Sleeve gastrectomy (sleeve)
    • Gastric bypass
    • Adjustable gastric band (lap band)
    • Duodenal switch (DS)
    • Conversions
    • Revisions
    • Staged procedures

Most procedures are performed using the da Vinci® Surgical System (minimally invasive), which reduces length of hospital stay.

  • All insurance companies require you to complete a 3-6 month medically supervised nutrition program and have a psychological evaluation.
  • Some insurance companies may require other evaluations including a sleep apnea study, an exercise tolerance evaluation, an evaluation by a cardiologist, and/or blood work.
  • Additional requirements will be discussed at your initial consult.

Patients can attend free support groups before and after surgery.

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