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Bariatric Surgery

Welcome Visitors!


Are you interested in scheduling a consultation with one of our bariatric surgeons? First, we ask that you complete a free information session.

We have regularly scheduled sessions at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Howard County General Hospital, as well as online sessions. These sessions discuss the procedures that we offer, the risks and benefits of bariatric surgery, and insurance considerations. After you successfully complete your Information Session, we will collect your contact information and a member of our staff will contact you to schedule your appointment.

Click here to select an information session. If you have any questions, please call our office at the number listed below.

Steps In A Safe & Healthy Direction event logo

Steps In a Safe & Healthy Direction 5K Run, One-Mile Fun Walk & Community Health Day

Sponsored by Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and the Johns Hopkins Center for Behavior and Health, this event will be held Saturday, September 20, 2014, from 8 a.m. to noon on the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus. The first 150 participants will receive a discounted registration fee.

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A Patient's Perspective on Bariatric Surgery

Johns Hopkins Center for Bariatric Surgery offers patients comprehensive treatment alternatives. Learn first-hand from a patient how bariatric surgery improved her health and quality of life

Improving Diabetes through Lifestyle and Surgery Study (IDeaLS)

The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of losing weight through:

  • Lifestyle changes (diet and exercise);
  • Surgery with gastric banding; or
  • Gastric bypass surgery, on improving diabetes.

This study is designed for patients who have mild to moderate obesity (BMI 30‐40 kg/m2) and have Type 2 Diabetes. Patients must have Employee Health Plan (EHP) insurance to take part in the study. Patients will have an equal chance of being randomized to one of the three treatment arms and will undergo detailed testing of their diabetes and other medical conditions. A total of 45 patients will be enrolled in the study protocol.

Find out more today by calling the IDeaLS study coordinator at 410-550-4472.


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The Johns Hopkins Center for Bariatric Surgery
A Building, 3rd Floor
4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224
phone: 410-550-0409
fax: 410-550-1822

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