Matthew A. Fitzer

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 with 53 ratings

Matthew A. Fitzer Bariatric Surgeon MD, FACS

Matthew A. Fitzer Bariatric Surgeon Picture

11 yr Experience

11 yr in Bariatrics

17 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

11 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

100% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 18

Max Age of Patient is 73


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Danielle Fitzer
RN, BSN, CBN
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Cindy Del Gallo
Receptionist
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Jamie Cielinski
Patient Coordinator

53 Reviews for Matthew A. Fitzer
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I cannot say enough about my journey with Dr. Fitzer and his staff. Everyone has been so incredibly helpful, patient, kind, thoughtful, supportive and attentive to all of my needs and concerns. I was referred to Dr. Fitzer by a good friend and co-worker who saw him about six months before me and I saw how pleased she was with the service, care and how well she did after her procedure. The day of my procedure, everything went so smoothly. Everyone not only with Dr. Fitzers team, but from the Reston Hospital Center as well were simply perfect. I could not have asked for any better care from what I received. Everyone who came to check in on me after my procedure was pleasant, attentive, kind and always answered any questions I had. Roz, the coordinator is AMAZING! She really was the bow on top of the perfect gift. Her attention to care is out of this world and I cannot thank her and the rest of Dr. Fitzers team for all they have done and are continuing to do during my journey.

July 17, 2020

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At 57 years old, my BMI was on the low side for one to consider bariatric surgery, but I had Diabetes 2, sleep apnea, hypertension, hypercholesteremia, fatty liver and joint damage. Two family members had been lost due to obesity related medical incidents before age 50. Habits acquired from using food for “head hunger” vs. physical hunger/nutrition made basic restrictive dieting unsuccessful. I realized that if I wanted to live long enough to continue to enjoy our expanding family (two children, one recently married), I needed to have weight loss surgery.

Dr. Fitzer concurred, and I was scheduled for gastric bypass 5/11/20. I had done research and knew Dr. Fitzer’s reputation was excellent. The bonus was that his office staff was also top notch; I felt cared for (and still do!) by people who knew their jobs well.

I’ve lost 37 lbs. in 8 weeks; the gastric bypass “tool” the only way I could do so. I am in remission from diabetes and sleeping better! Blessed 2B getting healthy!

July 14, 2020

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Dr. Matthew Fitzer is a highly skilled Bariatric surgeon. His office is in Reston, VA adjacent to Reston Hospital. He also does weight loss surgery at INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital and I believe, Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Fitzer has a very professional manner that conveys confidence and competency; he listens well, and communicates in a straightforward manner. He is very experienced, having completed many years of bariatric surgery and has excellent credentials. I had no qualms in having to trust my life to his abilities as a weight loss surgeon. I had a lap band removed and had a gastric bypass operation at the same time. He monitored my recovery everyday in the hospital, called me, and attended to my post op needs in Fair Oaks Hospital. I can't say enough good things about all of the staff members in his office. They are all friendly, supportive and helpful. It has been 2 1/2 months since my surgery. I had a smooth recovery and successful weight loss which is ongoing. Dr. Fitzer was very clear about the medical imperatives and strict requirements to follow after surgery. He was no nonsense in explaining the responsibility and effort I had to put forth to have no complications and an optimum recovery. I am grateful he was my surgeon and I highly recommend him to anyone contemplating bariatric surgery.

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As the years passed me by, my weight increased. The increase in weight lead me to develop sleep apnea, diabetes and high blood pressure and cholesterol. After doing much research and not enjoying the path I was heading down, As the years passed me by, my weight increased. The increase in weight lead me to develop sleep apnea, diabetes and high blood pressure and cholesterol. After much research and education I decided to have Gastric Bypass. I “googled” VA Bariatric surgeons and came across Dr. Fitzer and his staff. I have had nothing but the best experience since day one and I have been properly educated! This has been one of the best decisions in my life! Yes- it is a life change but it can be done! Dr. Fitzer and staff are very caring and want the best for you! I am one year and one month post-op! Surgery date 01/27/2016 233 pounds, one year later 157 pounds!!

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Dr. Fitzer and his team are totally AWESOME!! They are great communicators(ESPECIALLY AMANDA)! Thank you to Danielle, Heather, and Jessica as well. Dr. Fitzer is taking me on when 10 other doctors told me no for the revision. He has always made me feel comfortable and not nervous at all. He alot younger then my original doctor but I have just as much respect for him if not more then my Dr. Leo Davidson. (My ORIGINAL SURGEON) Hes 100xs better then the Surgeon that is CHICKENSHIT and made me go through everything to say he was too scared to do it. Dr. Denis Halmi of BluePoint Surgical. So again Virgina Bariatric Center is the place to go. I've driven an hour and a half up and a hour and a half back to see him and this is Northern VA so theres always traffic on 95. But it was worth every minute!!! Thank you Dr. Fitzer can't wait to see you on Tuesday!! Amanda and Jessica many blessings on your baby boys your expecting and I pray they come out easy, safe and healthy.

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Very sincere and genuinely cares about you doing the right thing. He takes the time to make sure you understand EVERYTHING. NEVER a problem to ask a question or make a suggestion to him. Totally AWESOME!!

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Matthew Fitzer Saved My Life! Dr. Fitzer cures diabetes 4 to 5 times a day. Doctors told me I was going to have my feet amputated from the Diabetes and I would likely be dead in less than 10 years. I Had Ruin Y surgery done in Nov 2013 and have lost over 127 pounds in 5 short months (beating the "Biggest Loser" Record)! For me... My diabetes reversed, feet returned to normal, my blood pressure returned to normal, I'm off almost all my medications, and feel GREAT! Dr Fitzer took extra time with me in surgery to make sure everything was done correctly. He and his staff are caring, compassionate, and are understanding of the issues overweight people have to overcome, and they keep me on track. Yes, this was life changing, My eating habits are very different than what I was used to, but at least I can say, I do have a wonderful life now! Dr Fitzer is a clear, articulate, straightforward professional that always makes me part of his "information rich" environment throughout the process. This was the Best Decision I Ever Made and I only wish other members of my family would have chosen to have it done as opposed to dying from obesity, heart attacks and diabetes.

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I had been considering Lap Band or WLS for a while before contacting Dr. Fitzer. After having four children in 5 years, the baby weight was not coming off like I hoped. I tried everything- diets, meal plans, pills, exercising like crazy- but the weight was not coming off. The tipping point came when my father suffered a heart attack, and I was diagnosed with pre-Diabetes type 2. I knew that I needed to make some permanent changes in my life, before I started to head down an unhealthy road. I came across Dr. Fitzer's website while searching for surgeons online. I scheduled a consultation, and attended a web seminar. After hearing everything that Dr. Fitzer had to say, and after consulting with him, I decided to have the gastric sleeve surgery performed. I had the sleeve surgery done in November, and 15 weeks later, I have lost 60 pounds! Dr. Fitzer is very thorough, he recommended a great nutritionist, he answers every question that I have, he is easy to talk to, and very knowledgeable. His office staff is very friendly, and they were able to get my insurance approval in four weeks. I feel great, I look great, and my attitude towards food has changed for the better. My blood sugar levels are normal and I am no longer pre-Diabetic. I am so thankful to Dr. Fitzer and his staff! Thank you for giving me a new lease on life, and thank you for my new sleeve!

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I started my journey in September of 2012 and selected Dr. Fitzer because of his stellar ratings. I had talked with him about lapband but decided after attending his seminar that I would have the gastric bypass. I am so glad I met him and had him as my surgeon. He is top notch in his knowledge and care. What I love most about him is his passion and belief in what he does. I read somewhere that he loves what he does because he loves to see people happy. I have been overweight most of my adult life and have struggled for 32 years trying to lose weight. I probably have been on every diet imagineable. When I met with Dr. Fitzer I came teary eyed and was at the end of my rope and had reached my heighest weight of 243 lbs. I felt hopeful after meeting with him that I could actually lose weight and this is not something I felt in a long time. I was successful in every aspect of my life, but losing weight had defeated me. I had my surgery on December 28, 20012 and 7 weeks out, I am down 36 lbs. Postop I was impressed with Dr. Fitzer's personal care. When I called the office with a question, he always returned my call and answered the question himself. I still have more weight to lose, but I am well on my way. I am forever grateful for Dr. Fitzer and his wonderful staff in helping me achieve my weight loss.

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Fantastic, I had concerns about after surgury nausea and vomiting they were excellent. My recovery was amazing. brought my BMI down from 56 to 30 315 lbs down to 170. feel amazing so much energy off all BP meds and diabetic meds whoo hoo

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