Category: News

The Weight Loss Surgery Team is committed to sharing their research and clinical expertise with the public. Bariatric surgery faculty and staff help readers understand every step of the weight loss surgery process, from determining who is a candidate to achieving weight loss goals.


Surgical robot Use of Robotics in Bariatric Surgery is on the Rise

A new study from the Department of Surgery shows that the use of robotics for weight loss surgery has increased...

Department of Surgery News

Ask the Expert: COVID-19 and obesity

Dr. Chris Eagon explains the risk factors for obesity and COVID-19, and the services offered at BJC HealthCare facilities to...

KMOV4 Ask the Expert

Weight loss surgeon Francesca Dimou Ask the Doctors: Robotic Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric surgeon Francesca Dimou, MD, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about robotic weight loss surgery.

Department of Surgery

It Takes a Village: Treating Adolescent Obesity through True Collaboration

Department of Surgery News

Easing into a Healthy Diet after Bariatric Surgery

Department of Surgery News

Real-Life Superheroes

Department of Surgery News

A Weight Loss Journey

Department of Surgery News

National Doctor’s Day

For National Doctors’ Day, we recognize our Department of Surgery faculty for their professional accomplishments and personal interests. To learn...

Department of Surgery News

Spinach Recipes from the Bariatric Surgery Team

Department of Surgery News

You Can Eat after Weight Loss Surgery

Department of Surgery News

12/16/2019 Seminar CANCELLED

PLEASE NOTE – Due to severe weather conditions… our seminar for tonight (1216/2019) is CANCELLED.  Sorry and thank you.

Shaina Eckhouse, MD, earns Obesity Medicine Board Certification

Shaina R. Eckhouse, MD, a bariatric surgeon in the Washington University Weight Loss Surgery Program  has been certified by the...

Reclaiming Your Life – ASMBS

Most bariatric surgery patients maintain weight loss

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) reports that “longitudinal studies find that most bariatric surgery patients maintain successful...

Weight Loss Surgery Program now an accredited adolescent bariatric center

The Washington University Weight Loss Surgery Program is now accredited for adolescent bariatric surgery as an American Society for Metabolic...

Surgery Annual Report 2018: Reducing Postsurgical Infections

Focus: Prevent surgical site infections The benefits to the patient of reducing SSIs can mean decreased risk of readmission, reduced...

Surgery Annual Report 2018