You can overcome obesity and start living a healthier life with NewStart, Memorial Hermann's surgical weight loss program.
NewStart is a comprehensive, patient-centered program. The NewStart team is with you every step of the way, from assistance with insurance approvals to pre-surgical counseling to post-surgical recovery and support. One surgery does not fit all. With the entire NewStart team at your disposal, we will find the solution that is best for you. And we will work with you to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight for the rest of your life.
Weight loss surgery is synonymous with change: physical, social, and emotional. As a weight loss surgery patient, not only will your body change, but so will your attitudes about food, eating behaviors and self-image. Your relationships with family, friends and co-workers may also change.
We address every issue you are likely to face in the months and years after surgery. Our support groups provide emotional support and post-operative education to help ensure your long-term weight loss success.
All NewStart facilities have been accredited by MBSAQIP (Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program), a combined quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
Memorial Hermann bariatric programs at Memorial City Medical Center, Southeast Hospital, Sugar Land Hospital, The Woodlands Medical Center and Texas Medical Center have achieved MBSAQIP Comprehensive Center accreditation certified by ACS. The bariatric program at Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital has achieved MBSAQIP Low Acuity Center accreditation. However, patients may request a physician’s personal certification, if any, and their experience and qualifications before proceeding with any bariatrics procedure.
For insurance purposes, write a description of how morbid obesity decreases the quality of your life. Be sure to include details such as difficulty walking, socializing or maintaining personal hygiene. This documentation can be useful for your weight loss surgery program and health insurance company.
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