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Bariatric Surgery

Leading the Way in Weight Loss Surgery  

  • Are you seriously committed to improving your health with lifelong medical follow-up?
  • Are you 100 pounds or more over your ideal weight or have a BMI of 35 or greater?
  • Do you have a life-threatening health problem caused or made worse by being overweight, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea or heart disease?
  • Have you tried to lose weight with supervised diets, medications and exercise regimens—without success?

If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery, also known as 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-LIJ Health System is the area's leader in bariatric surgery services, including:

  • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic duodenal switch
  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (LAGB)
  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery
  • Open Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery
  • StomaphyX procedure
  • Single-incision laparoscopic surgery
  • ROSE procedure

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 Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  • 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, and The Washington Post].)
  • The latest effective techniques, including laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic duodenal switch and lap-band surgery
  • Post-surgical care, including nutritional guidance, exercise, behavioral counseling and support groups

As a result of bariatric surgery, the following conditions have been noted to improve:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Orthopaedic issues
  • Cardiovascular problems
  • Pulmonary problems (including sleep apnea)

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 bariatric surgery for the treatment of morbid obesity. Discuss all options with your doctor or surgeon.

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