Considering Weight Loss Surgery?
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—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.
Weight Loss 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 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.
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.
Patient Care Team
Glen Moore, M.D.
A board-certified general and bariatric surgeon, Dr. Glen L. Moore practices with Chesapeake Surgical Specialists. 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.
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.
Awards & Accreditations
CRH's program has received this recognition for three years in a row.
The Surgical Program is an Accredited Center by the American College of Surgeons' Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.
This designation is awarded to doctors and hospitals based on a thorough, objective evaluation of their performance in the areas that matter most - quality care and treatment expertise.