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We welcome you to Memorial Hermann's NewStart program. We look forward to sharing your journey to lifelong wellness with you.  

New Patients 

If you are considering weight loss surgery

You are invited to attend a free NewStart information session, held at convenient locations around Houston. The session will provide you with an overview of the process and information about the available surgical procedures. You may choose between having an in-person seminar or an interactive presentation. Find out more at Get Started.

The free information session will give you a chance to: 

     •   Determine if you are candidate for weight loss surgery
     •   Learn what specific surgery best fits your weight loss goals

Weight loss surgery can change your life. We're here to help.

Existing Patients

NewStart provides the guidance, expertise and support you need, every step of the way. The NewStart team is committed to your long-term success.

Once you've attended a NewStart information session and have decided to proceed with surgery, the NewStart team will assist you with your insurance requirements and approval.

Pre-Operative Preparations

We will schedule you for a psychological evaluation and a nutritional counseling session with one of our dietitians. You will then complete your pre-operative lab work and testing.

Lifestyle changes

Both before and after surgery, your commitment to making important lifestyle changes will help determine your success.   

Your Surgery

Your surgery will be performed by expert surgeons who have successfully completed hundreds of similar procedures. The surgery will take from 30 minutes to 2 hours. You may expect to stay in the hospital recovering for 1 to 3 days.

Follow-up and Support

At NewStart, you will receive a high level of personal attention and support. You are eligible to join one of our supportive groups as soon as you begin the approval process. After your surgery, the NewStart team will work with you on all aspects of follow-up treatment and support.

Please visit the links below for more details.