If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may be a candidate for bariatric (weight loss) surgery. The expertise of our bariatric surgeons and the support of our specially trained bariatrics team can help you regain your health and enjoy your life as never before.
The North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System is the area's leader in bariatric surgery services. Our board-certified bariatric surgeons perform more than 50% of the weight-loss procedures in the region we serve – about 1,200 surgeries each year – with one of the best records for long-term recovery and effective weight loss. Our comprehensive approach offers:
- Pre-surgery evaluations following the strict patient qualification guidelines of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery.
- Your choice of board-certified surgeons and convenient surgery locations. Recent research suggests that Bariatric surgery may reverse Type 2 Diabetes (see articles in: The NY Times, USA Today, The Associated Press, and The Washington Post.
- The latest effective techniques, including open gastric bypass, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery and minimally invasive lap-band surgery.
- Post-surgical care, including nutritional guidance, exercise, behavioral counseling, and support groups.
Please note: Weight loss surgery is a major procedure for the treatment of morbid obesity and may not be right for each patient. It can be associated with significant risks and complications. It is very important to take a careful and deliberate approach to considering surgery for the treatment of morbid obesity. Discuss all options with your doctor or surgeon.