Easing into a Healthy Diet after Bariatric Surgery (Links to an external site)

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.

National Doctor’s Day (Links to an external site)

For National Doctors’ Day, we recognize our Department of Surgery faculty for their professional accomplishments and personal interests. To learn more about some of our doctors, we asked them about their work and personal lives and created profiles highlighting their responses.

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 American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) as an ABOM diplomate. Dr. Eckhouse is 1 of 4 diplomates within the field of surgery for ABOM diplomates in the state of Missouri. ABOM diplomates are physicians who […]

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 long-term.” Learn more about the misconception that people who have bariatric surgery usually regain their weight and other false assumptions on the ASMBS website.

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 and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. It is the first accredited ASMBS center for adolescent bariatric surgery in St. Louis, and will offer bariatric surgery to qualifying patients 15 and older. Accreditation […]