You’ve come to the right place. With no program fee and affordable self-pay options, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare’s weight loss surgery program offers high quality care with positive results our patients—as our patients can attest. From pre-admission and pre-operative screenings to post-operative care, treatment and support, our team is there for you each step of the way.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health recommends weight loss surgery as an option for those who have a body mass index of 35 or greater and have other health risks. To learn if you qualify, take our quiz (link).
Free Informational Seminars
We know the decision to have weight loss surgery is not simple, but it can be life changing. That’s why we offer free, twice-monthly free informational seminars on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. You’ll meet our Metabolic and Bariatric Coordinator and one of the board-certified bariatric surgeons, as they walk you through our program requirements and success stories. Sign up by calling 757-312-3000 or clicking the link below.
Why choose us?
Our surgical program is an Accredited Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center and Level 1 facility and an Aetna Institute of Quality. We offer dedicated authorization specialists to assist with the verification of your health benefits, we work with most major insurances and we offer affordable self-pay options.
Making the choice to have bariatric surgery is not simple. Those considering it can find out more about expectations, recovery and follow-up at a free information seminar. Our program is a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program Center of Excellence. We offer:
Free Weight Loss Informational Sessions held second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 6-8 p.m.and some Saturday sessions.
Our program offers a dedicated Metabolic and Bariatric Program Coordinator who guides patients through every step of the weight loss surgery process. Nutrition counseling is provided as a part of your care plan, and you receive the guidance you need from one-on-one follow-up appointments and a support group of peers. The Bariatric Support Group meets the second Thursday of each month and is attended by fellow patients at every stage of the weight loss surgery process.
Our surgeons perform three types of weight loss surgery, and will work with you to determine which is best for you after testing and individual consultation.
Gastric Bypass involves the creation of a small stomach pouch using a stapling device. A section of the small intestine is attached directly to the pouch. This reduces the size of the stomach and bypasses a section of the small intestines. The result is often a dramatic loss of weight. The weight loss slows as the body approaches average weight for gender and size.
Sleeve gastrectomy involves the removal of a large section of the stomach, which leaves a banana-shaped section, or sleeve, that is sealed using staples. Creating a smaller stomach pouch limits the amount of food that can be eaten at one time. Your body will stop storing excess calories and start using fat as an energy source. This procedure does not alter normal digestion.
Gastric banding involves the placement of a silicone band around the top portion of the stomach. After it is inserted, the surgeon can adjust the fit by inflating or deflating the band using a saline solution. The process doesn’t alter the way your body processes food. It reduces your stomach’s capacity so you feel fuller sooners.
Glen Moore, M.D.
A board-certified general and bariatric surgeon, Dr. Glen L. Moore practices with Chesapeake Surgical Specialists, an affiliate of Chesapeake Regional Medical Group. Dr. Moore received his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Va. He completed his general surgery internship and residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Va., where he also served as staff surgeon. During his career, Dr. Moore served as a surgical instructor at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. Dr. Moore is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Moore specializes in general and bariatric surgery.
David Spencer, M.D.
A board-certified general and bariatric surgeon, Dr. David D. Spencer practices with Chesapeake Surgical Specialists, an affiliate of Chesapeake Regional Medical Group. Dr. Spencer received his medical degree from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Mo. He completed his internship at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Va., and his general surgery residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego in San Diego, Calif.
Dr. Spencer is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of both the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons. Dr. Spencer specializes in general and bariatric surgery.
Our bariatric and metabolic program coordinator, Melissa Mounie, L.P.N., guides patients every step of the way through medical weight loss and the bariatric surgery process, ensuring the highest quality care.