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.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have cancelled all in person weight loss seminars. However, we are in the process of developing an online option. In the interim, we have waived the requirement for patients to attend a seminar before receiving an in-person consult. Please call 757-312-3000 to set up a consult.
Please check this page and our COVID-19 updates page regularly for the most up to date information.
Three types of weight loss surgery.
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. All of our procedures are minimally invasive.
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 small cuts in the belly to place an adjustable silicone band around the upper part of the stomach. The silicone band squeezes the stomach which becomes a pouch with about an inch-wide outlet. The stomach can hold only about an ounce of food after banding.
Patient Care Team
Our team approach allows patients to gain control over their long-term health and well-being. From the moment the decision to begin is made, our board-certified physicians, Bariatric Surgery & Weight Management Nurse Practitioner and Metabolic and Bariatric Program Coordinator offer one-on-one guidance to keep you on the road to success.
Glen Moore, M.D.
A board-certified general and bariatric surgeon, Dr. Glen L. Moore practices with Chesapeake Regional 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.
Adam Meyers, M.D.
A board-certified general surgeon specializing in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Meyers earned his medical degree from The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and completed his internship in general surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. His residencies in general surgery were completed at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colo. and the University of California Davis Healthcare System in Sacramento, Calif. Dr. Meyers completed his fellowship in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif. He is a member of the America Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and American College of Surgeons.
Our bariatric and metabolic program coordinator, Collette Mann, 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 four 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.