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 Greater Houston. The session will provide you with an overview of the process and information about the available surgical procedures. Find out more about our in-person seminars on our events and classes page.

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.

Learn More About Preparation for Weight Loss Surgery »

Lifestyle Changes

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

Your Surgery

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.

Ready to Get Started?

Fill out the form below to take the first step on your weight loss journey.


Thank you for your inquiry and congratulations on starting your weight loss journey with us. If you're ready now, you can move on to the referral request step, or you will be receiving an email from us shortly with a link to the form that you can submit at your convenience.

We are committed to providing you with all the information you need to decide whether bariatric surgery is right for you. Our NewStart Care Concierge Team is here to help you through the entire process from choosing a surgeon to post-surgery support.