Welcome to The Howard University Center for Wellness and Weight Loss Surgery (HUCWWLS). Our Accredited Wellness & Weight Loss Centerspecializes in a wide range of comprehensive medical and surgical solutions for obesity and the complications of obesity, including Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery.
HUCWWLS is one of a few programs in the Washington, D.C., area that provides revisional bariatric surgery, including the treatment of high-risk patients with a high Body Mass Index (BMI). Eighty-five percent of HUCWWLS' bariatric surgery patients have had successful weight loss within a year after their surgery.
The center also has an 80 percent success rate improving patient’s comorbidities conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and sleep apnea after bariatric surgery. Our Patients Speak Highly about our services. HUCWWLS does an excellent job of helping them to obtain an improved quality of life through successful weight loss, proper nutrition and fitness.
Why Choose Us?
Here are a few reasons that separates HUCWWLS from the competition:
Is an accredited Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program
Is recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction+ Bariatric Program
Offers laparoscopic and robotic surgery options
Accreditations & Distinctions
Accredited by the American College of Surgeons MBSAQIP®
The Howard University Center for Wellness & Weight Loss Surgery is accredited as a Comprehensive Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint Quality Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
Designated Blue Distinction® Centers+ for Bariatric Surgery
The Howard University Center for Wellness & Weight Loss Surgery is recognized by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) with a Blue Distinction® Centers+ for Bariatric Surgery designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities committed to delivering high quality patient safety and better health outcomes.
Read What Patients Are Saying About Our Services
"Prior to my procedure, my mobility and overall health was in a steady decline. Now I have a positive outlook on life, complete with new health goals, which will ultimately improve my quality of life."
Samantha T., Bowie, MD.
"Dr. Tran and the surgery team at Howard are totally awesome! They made me feel very comfortable about my decision, reassuring me every step of the way."
Brittany M., Washington, D.C.
"Getting bariatric surgery at Howard University Hospital was absolutely one of the best decisions of my life. Dr. Fullum and his staff have been top notch from day one. Thank you for giving me a new start on living a healthier life!"
Ronald J., Alexandria, VA.
"From the initial consultation to my discharge after surgery, the Bariatric Team at Howard University Center for Wellness and Weight Loss Surgery did a fantastic job and exceeded all of my expectations."
Melissa W., Seat Pleasant, MD.
"On the day of my surgery, I was excited, nervous, and anxious all at once. The Howard University Bariatric Team encouraged me to stay focused on my long-term health goals and envision all of the rewards of improved health. The surgery has definitely changed my life for the better."
Toya M., Washington, D.C.
"Hooray for HUCWWLS - They are truly the best at what they do. I am living proof!"
Lawanda A., Capitol Heights, MD.
"The Howard University Center for Wellness and Weight Loss Surgery gave me the jump start I needed to take better care of myself and improve my health. Thank you for providing me with a new lease on life!"
David A., Washington, D.C.
"Shout out to Dr. Paul and the great medical team at the Howard University Center for Wellness and Weight Loss Surgery. I recently had a Tummy Tuck procedure and now I feel much more confident about my overall appearance. My faith has been fully restored."