Weight Loss Prior to Orthopedic Surgery

For patients who are morbidly obese, weight loss surgery prior to orthopedic surgery can greatly reduce both in-hospital and postoperative complications after orthopedic surgery, specifically Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) and Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA), otherwise known as “replacements.”

In recent studies, morbidly obese patients, those with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of greater than 40, who had prior bariatric surgery were 75% and 31% less likely to have in-hospital complications for hip and knee replacements, respectively. The risk for 90-day postoperative complications was also lower, by 14% for hip replacements, and 61% for knee replacements.

In plain terms, reducing the physical weight burden on joints prior to a total replacement results in greater outcomes and greater potential for success with the new joint after surgery.

Meet Our Team

The medical weight loss team at Advanced Surgical Partners of Virginia is the mid-Atlantic's most experienced and accomplished in their field. They have been awarded more than any other group of surgeons as the best in their field by their peers (they have won the Bariatric Surgery category in Richmond Magazine's annual Top Docs survey every single year of the category's existence), and they are supported by a staff fully committed to your successful weight loss journey.

Our Weight Loss Procedures

Our weight loss program offers a comprehensive approach to both surgical and non-surgical weight loss management for those suffering from obesity. Learn about the procedures we perform below:

Watch Dr. Matthew Brengman Discuss Physician-Directed Weight Loss Programs

For questions regarding bariatric surgery prior to orthopedic surgery, contact us at (804) 360-0600, or sign up for one of our free virtual and in-person educational seminar options below.

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