Recognized as an American College of Surgeons Level 1a Accredited Bariatric Center.

Obesity is a major health epidemic in the world today and the leading cause of death in the United States. Clinically severe obesity is a disease that results in early death and responsible for many chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and obstructive sleep apnea, osteoarthritis and urinary incontinence.

Diabetes is one of the more serious complications of obesity and can lead to blindness, limb loss and death. In severely obese patients bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment of diabetes resulting in complete remission of the diabetes in the vast majority of our patients.

Severe obesity also increases your risk of developing certain cancers especially breast, ovarian and uterine cancer in women and prostate, colon and esophageal cancers in men. Bariatric surgery has been shown to reduce the risks of developing some of these cancers and decreasing the risks of dying from cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

“Should I look into bariatric surgery?” If this question has crossed your mind, you’ve probably struggled for years with unsuccessful diets and exercise. Despite your best intentions, your weight is still unmanageable and your health is declining. You are now at the point where you’re considering bariatric surgery as a solution.

We offer state-of-the-art, minimally invasive approaches to weight loss surgery, including laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic gastric band, single incision laparoscopic surgery and sleeve gastrectomy. Minimally invasive surgery allows us to operate through small incisions in the abdominal wall. As compared to traditional open surgery, benefits of minimally invasive procedures include less pain and scarring, fewer complications, quicker recovery time, and a faster return to normal activity.

Our comprehensive care continues long before and long after the actual bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery alone is not enough for long-term success. Comprehensive care, including nutrition recommendations, is put into action from the initial consultation through the surgery and postoperative care to long-term follow-up and weight loss maintenance.

We provide a variety of easily accessible ways for you to get information, including seminars, classes, support groups, handouts and this site’s Patient Tools and Additional Resources sections.

For more specifics about life after bariatric surgery and the post-bariatric surgery diet, see our Patient Tools section.

Ready to learn more? Use our appointment scheduling form to schedule an initital consultation. For more information or to register for an upcoming seminar on bariatric surgery, please call (212) 636-1000.

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