Surgical Information Sessions
The First Step Toward Weight Loss Success

For anyone considering bariatric surgery at Winchester Medical Center, the first step is to attend a free patient information session. We offer the option of attending an in-person session or viewing a video session. Both options offer complete, up-to-date information on what to expect throughout the weight loss surgery journey, answering common questions such as:
  • What types of procedures are offered?
  • How long is the hospital stay?
  • How much weight loss can be expected?
  • What is the recovery like?
  • What are the risks?
  • What lifestyle changes are necessary after the surgery?
  • What type of diet needs to be followed after surgery?
In-Person Surgical Information Session
Surgical information sessions are held two times each month in the Conference Center at Winchester Medical Center. Classes take place on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month, at 6:00pm. Each session offers free parking and typically lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. Our surgeons and staff will answer all questions and patients are encouraged to bring a support person to the session. Registration is required. Please call 540-536-0010 to reserve your seat or email the Program at  

All surgical information sessions will meet in the Conference Center at Winchester Medical Center with the following exceptions:
June 5, 2014 - System Support Building at Winchester Medical Center
June 19, 2014 - this session has been cancelled

The online information session is a video that can be viewed anytime. Please watch the video in its entirety. Upon completion of the video, please print and fill out the paperwork and return to our office via one of the following methods:
Once the paperwork is received, you will receive a call from our patient navigator within 7 days to discuss next steps.

For questions after viewing the video, please call: 540-536-0010.

Not interested in surgery? Click here to find out about attending a medical patient information session.