UVA Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Clinic
1300 Jefferson Park Ave.
Charlottesville, VA 22903Directions
No walk-ins allowed. Please call to schedule an appointment. If you need to cancel, please make sure to call us and let us know.
Appointments can also be requested online.
Note: Use "West Complex" for Google Maps and some GPS devices.
Parking: Patient parking is available in front of the West Complex building. Free with validation, using your parking ticket when you register at your appointment. Additionally, use the Lee Street and 11th Street parking garages.
Shuttle service: Runs every 30 minutes, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Find shuttle stop locations.
Drop-off locations: Patients can be dropped off in front of the West Complex off Jefferson Park Avenue
UVA's bariatric program offers weight loss procedures that include:
- Gastric bypass
- Gastric sleeve
- SADI (single anastomosis duodeno–ileal bypass)
- ESP (endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty)
These techniques reduce the size of the stomach to allow the loss of life-threatening weight. We no longer offer lap band or gastric balloon surgeries. Your provider will discuss the different options available to find the best one for you.
The UVA Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Clinic is a regional referral center for some of the most complex and difficult patients. All patients who are interested in Metabolic and Bariatric surgery must attend a free educational seminar. This seminar is also now available online.
The UVA Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Clinic was established in 1986 by Dr. Bruce Schirmer, and since we have cared for over 4,000 metabolic and bariatric patients.
UVA is at the forefront in establishing accredited centers for performance of bariatric surgery. The UVA Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Clinic is accredited by American College of Surgeons and is recognized by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) as a Quality Program Center of Excellence. Additionally, it is a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center and we have received a Patient Experience Achievement award.