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VCU Department of Surgery
The VCU Division of Bariatric and Gastrointestinal Surgery has a decades long tradition of excellence in clinical care, educational training, and translational research.
Our fellowship-trained surgeons provide:
VCU Health and the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU are accredited as a Comprehensive Blue Center of Distinction by the American College of Surgeons’ Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program to care for adults and adolescents with clinically severe obesity. We are the only MBSAQIP-accredited center in Virginia to offer weight loss surgery to adolescents and one of the few in the United States to offer both adult and adolescent bariatric surgery.
Our division also boasts the VCU Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, a multidisciplinary program designed to offer the safe and effective treatments for biliary, splenic, liver and pancreatic diseases and abdominal wall hernias. We offer both laparoscopic and robotic techniques, including MIS component separation techniques for complex abdominal wall reconstructions.
Clinical and outcomes research remain a central component of our division’s mission.
We participate in several industry, society and federally funded clinical trials; and clinical and experimental research projects. Current projects include:
Our division offers a one-year clinical fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery with a strong emphasis on preparation for an academic path. The main focus of the program is to obtain clinical and research training and certification in advanced laparoscopic surgery.Advanced GI and MIS Fellowship