Clear Lake Regional Medical Center (CLRMC) is pleased to announce the opening of its new bariatric program for the surgical treatment of obesity. The program is under the direction of Dr. Khoi H. Du, a bariatric and board-certified general surgeon and director of the Fresh Start Surgical Weight Loss Program.

A ribbon cutting for the new Clear Lake Regional Medical Center Bariatric Program was held on Wednesday, October 14th after Dr. Du performed the first bariatric surgery at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, October 14, 2015.

Clear Lake Regional Medical Center’s weight loss program offers patients three surgical weight loss procedures including the gastric sleeve, gastric bypass and lap band. Dr. Du will perform all of these procedures laparoscopically, which means smaller incisions for the patient and a quicker recovery time.

CLRMC offers a comprehensive program that starts at the time of consultation. Patients will attend dietary consults, exercise with a physical therapist, and psychological testing with a psychologist. The program focuses on obtaining the best possible outcomes by providing education before surgery and after. Each patient is followed at 30 days, 6 months, and yearly after surgery. Monthly support groups also help patients cope with the new healthy lifestyle.

“We are committed to helping our patients achieve weight loss success by providing them with a team of experts including dietitians, physical therapists, and mental health professionals,” said Dr. Du. “We will offer monthly seminars to educate our community about the benefits of bariatric surgery.”

The hospital hosts a seminar the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in Clear Lake Regional Medical Center’s large conference room for those interested in the procedure. To sign up for a free informational seminar, call 281-554-1680.

About Clear Lake Regional Medical Center

Clear Lake Regional Medical Center is a full-service hospital offering inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and specialty services. The campus includes Level II Trauma Capabilities, Neuroscience Institute, The Heart & Vascular Hospital, Breast Diagnostic Center, Wound Care Center, a level III Neonatal ICU, the area’s only Pediatric Emergency Department and Pediatric ICU, and a comprehensive range of services for patients of all ages. With a medical staff of more than 850, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center employs more than 2,100 medical professionals and has served the community for more than 40 years. In 2013, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center invested $92 million in an expansion and renovation project that enhanced services to better serve the Bay Area Houston community. For more information, call 281-332-2511 or visit online at www.clearlakermc.com. For the latest news and updates, visit our website at http://www.clearlakermc.com or stay connected with us on Facebook and Twitter.

About HCA Gulf Coast Division

HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers and diagnostic imaging facilities.  It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas’ residents and businesses.  HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 13 hospitals, 8 ambulatory centers, 8 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius.  For more information, visit our website at www.HCAGulfCoast.com.