Under the direction of board-certified bariatric specialist Dr. Marc S. Rickford, UM Capital Region Health's Bariatric Program helps people achieve lasting weight loss and a healthier life.

It’s About Your Health!

Diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, breathing problems and sleep apnea are just some of the health conditions that can be improved by losing weight. 

Our program starts with an extensive evaluation to determine whether weight loss surgery is a viable option for you.

Dr. Rickford and his dedicated team of weight loss specialists work with you to develop a personalized care plan to prepare you for the surgery and for the lifestyle changes that are key to losing weight and keeping it off for a lifetime.

About Bariatric Surgery

At UM Capital Region Health, we perform three surgical procedures for weight loss. All three procedures limit how much food your stomach can hold, thereby restricting your calorie intake, change the hormones that make you hungry, and slow your metabolism. 

For Appointments

Call 301-686-3404 to schedule an appointment.