Bariatric surgeons 2020
Bariatric surgeons from left to right: Dr. Michael Jiser, Medical Director, Dr. Wassim Mazraany, Dr. Douglas Campbell, Dr. Kaitlin Polistena, Dr. Roy Shen, Dr. Rebecca Shore

How Weight Loss Surgery Works

Bariatric surgical procedures cause weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold, causing malabsorption of nutrients, or by a combination of both gastric restriction and malabsorption. Bariatric procedures can also cause hormonal changes that affect appetite and blood sugar. Most weight loss surgeries are performed using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic surgery).

Each surgery provides you with an effective tool to help you lose weight and increase your quality of health. Bariatric surgery has been shown to help improve or resolve many obesity-related conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and more. Our team will guide you in choosing a procedure that is best for you.

Bariatric procedures offered at the Center for Weight Management include:

In addition to our surgical treatments, the Center for Weight Management and bariatric surgery offers a comprehensive support program to take care of our patients’ needs after surgery, when it is the most critical for success. With an array of support groups, educational programs, dietary support, behavioral health, and follow-up care, we support our patients for years after surgery so they may commit to a new healthy lifestyle.

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