Life After Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss surgery, or bariatric surgery, is a powerful tool used to help patients with obesity and weight-related comorbidities build a healthier life. Washington University bariatric surgeons are partners in their patient’s journey to a healthier lifestyle. Along with a dedicated multidisciplinary team of registered dieticians, mental health professionals, physical therapists, and more, a patient […]

Body Mass Index: Explained

Washington University bariatric surgeons use measures like body mass index (BMI) to determine whether their patients are eligible for weight loss surgery.

Transforming Lives with Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric surgeon Francesca Dimou, MD, MS, helps people achieve their goals with weight loss surgery. Dimou describes the transformative process, offers advice and shares the story of her surgical training.

Easing into a Healthy Diet after Bariatric Surgery

After weight loss surgery, the recovery process involves progressing through a diet in four stages. Angie Britt, Supervisor of Patient Service Operations for the Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Program at Washington University School of Medicine, walks through these stages, with suggested meals and recipes for inspiration.

Real-Life Superheroes

Pediatric surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis share what makes their patients superheroes in their eyes.

A Weight Loss Journey: Angie’s Story

Angie Britt, Supervisor of Patient Service Operations for the Weight Loss Surgery Program, guides patients through the bariatric surgery process by sharing her own story.