You can overcome obesity and start living a healthier life with NewStart, Memorial Hermann's surgical weight loss program.

What Makes NewStart Different?

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.

Designations and Accreditations

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, Cypress Hospital and Texas Medical Center have achieved MBSAQIP Comprehensive Center accreditation certified by ACS. However, patients may request a physician’s personal certification, if any, and their experience and qualifications before proceeding with any bariatrics procedure.

Quick Fact

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.

Ready to Get Started?

Fill out the form below to take the first step on your weight loss journey.


Thank you for your inquiry and congratulations on starting your weight loss journey with us. If you're ready now, you can move on to the referral request step, or you will be receiving an email from us shortly with a link to the form that you can submit at your convenience.

We are committed to providing you with all the information you need to decide whether bariatric surgery is right for you. Our NewStart Care Concierge Team is here to help you through the entire process from choosing a surgeon to post-surgery support.