Bariatric Surgery - William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
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William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital


Bariatric Surgery

Welcome to the Madison VA Medical Center's Bariatric Surgery Program!

The goal of our program is to:

  • provide Veterans with safe and effective surgical weight loss
  • improve other health problems related to obesity

The bariatric patient needs to be:

  • well-informed
  • motivated
  • willing to participate in long-term follow-up care
  • able to change dietary patterns and lifestyle for the rest of their life

Bariatric surgery is NOT a magic cure. It is a tool to help limit the amount of food eaten and to change how food calories are absorbed. You must learn to make the right food choices and change poor behaviors. To be successful, you must commit to a new lifestyle, not just following a diet.

This workbook outlines what is expected of each patient. It contains information on the different types of surgery performed and care after bariatric surgery. There are exercises in the packet for you to practice and to help you learn.

  • MOVE! Program

    • 1-608-256-1901 ext 11420
    • Rural Tele-MOVE ext 15022
  • Clinic Scheduling Line

    • 1-888-478-8321 or 1-608-280-7011
  • Pharmacy Refills

    • Phone: 1-888-856-9039 or 1-6008-280-7134
    • On-line: log onto My HealtheVet at


Pre-Op Process for Bariatric Surgery

Post-Op Process for Bariatric Surgery


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