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Mary Washington Weight Loss Center

Medical Weight Loss

Best of the Burg Mary Washington Weight Loss Center has a new medical weight loss program: Moving Forward. Our team will teach you successful strategies on how to lose weight and keep it off. These strategies will include education, meal planning, exercise routines, and behavior modification. Learn more about Moving Forward, including program description and fees.

Surgical Weight Loss

Surgical weight loss, or bariatric surgery, is a great tool to a healthier life. In partnership with your physician, the team at Mary Washington Weight Loss Center—counselors, nutritionists and exercise professionals—will guide and support you through a transformation that can dramatically improve your life. Learn more about surgical weight loss.

The team at Mary Washington Weight Loss Center will work with you to help you understand core behaviors and ways of thinking that may interfere with successful weight loss. We will provide you with the tools and skills to get moving safely, find activities you enjoy and teach you strategies to help improve your diet for maximum nutrition, so you look and feel your best.

Check out our new Get Moving! exercise program with Leana Gerseny, our Bariatric Exercise & Behavioral Wellness Specialist.

Masking is optional at all MWHC facilities. If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms the day of your appointment, please wear a mask to protect yourself, other patients, and our staff. Up to two support persons or parents may accompany the patient inside the office.

Meet Our Surgeons

Meet Our Staff

  • Marty Heins
    Marty Heins, RN, BS, MBA
    Practice Manager
  • Leana Gerseny
    Leana Gerseny, MS, ACSM-CEP
    Behavioral Health and Exercise Specialist
  • Lucia Mitchell
    Lucia Mitchell, RDN
    Registered Dietitian
  • Uneka Brissette, MA
    Uneka Brissette, MA
    Medical Assistant
  • Lacey Alford, OC
    Lacey Alford, OC
    Office Coordinator
  • Michelle Linnell
    Michelle Linnell
    Surgical Concierge

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Free Surgical Weight Loss Information Sessions

Surgical weight loss, also known as bariatric surgery, can be a great step to a more mobile, active, and healthier life. It can also help with various weight-related issues, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea. Learn more during this one-hour free information session with Dr. Denis J. Halmi, Bariatric Surgeon and Medical Director for MWHC Surgical Weight Loss Program.

First and third Fridays of every month via video conference.
Noon - 1 p.m.

Please click here to register.

Patient Forms

Patient Registration Form

Surgical History Form

Initial Evaluation Form

Authorization to Release Medical Information

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