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Providing comprehensive bariatric services
Our board-certified bariatric surgeons provide a complete spectrum of services—from diagnosis and surgical treatment to patient and family support—to thousands of people every year. We have one of the best records for long-term recovery and effective weight loss.

Why patients choose Northwell Health

Our team of expert bariatric surgeons can help you enjoy a healthier, more active and longer life. We are highly skilled, performing more than 50 percent of the weight loss procedures in the region we serve—with one of the best records for long-term recovery and effective weight loss.

Our approach to bariatric surgery is totally comprehensive and includes:

  • 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 throughout Long Island and New York City
  • The latest effective techniques, including laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic duodenal switch and Lap Band surgery
  • Post-surgical care, including diet and exercise counseling, behavioral counseling and support groups
  • A lifetime of care that includes nutrition services through our Center for Weight Management and Northwell’s vast team of specialists

Benefits of bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery offers an effective approach to help patients eat less, lose excess weight, and regain their health by limiting the stomach’s capacity. An impressive 90 percent of people who have bariatric surgery lose at least 50 percent of their excess body weight. Some of the other changes experienced are:

  • A decreased risk for heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, high blood pressure, arthritis and other serious medical problems
  • The reduction or possible elimination of medications for people with high blood pressure or diabetes
  • Normal periods for young women with abnormal or absent cycles
  • Improved sexual function for many males
  • Possible diminishing of sleep apnea episodes
  • Eliminated or slowed effects of arthritis
  • Increased self-esteem and energy

For many individuals who are morbidly obese, bariatric surgery is the only viable method for successful weight control.

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