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Information Session

Bariatric surgery is a life-changing procedure, so it’s important you get all your questions answered. That’s why the first step in your journey is a free information session, followed by a Q&A, where you’ll hear from board-certified surgeons, our program administrator, and past patients of bariatric surgery. Session topics include:

  • Pros and cons of bariatric surgery
  • Explanation of different types of surgery
  • Expertise & support provided by Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
  • Patient testimonials

Note: The Information Session is a required first step for our patients. The only exception to this is patients who will be having revision surgery.

Determining if You Qualify

If you haven’t been able to sustain a healthy body weight through diet and exercise, surgery is an option. To enter the program, you also need to:

  • Be at least 18
  • Have a BMI of at least 40, or a BMI of at least 35 with other resultant health issues (called comorbidities), such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and others

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See Michelle D.'s Story

“Now I can rollerblade and ride a bike. I don't need a seatbelt extension on a plane. I went to the Dominican, and I power sailed for the first time. It was on my bucket list for years. I do a lot of activities now. Kayaking. Hiking. I've done four 5Ks! All things I wanted to do or wished I could do, but you know, you're not motivated to do until you lose the weight.”

—Michelle D. from Rochester, NH