Excellent Obesity Weight Loss Surgery Results in the Westchester, NY
Are you trying desperately to lose weight without success? Is your weight starting to impact your overall health? Have you tried numerous weight loss methods but nothing has worked? If the following conditions apply to you, call the Lawrence Hospital Center for Advanced Surgery in Westchester, New York for a consultation to discuss if obesity weight loss surgery is an option for you.
- If you are 100 pounds above ideal body weight.
- If you are 80 pounds above your ideal body weight with a health impacting complication such as diabetes, heart diseases, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, etc.
- Above persons who have not been able to lose weight and keep it off, even when following a combined regimen of diet and exercise.
Our center has a remarkable staff of experienced surgeons including the center's Chief of Surgery, Miguel Silva, MD, who is a nationally recognized mentor and educator in the field of obesity surgery. This expertise, combined with our unique approach to obesity weight loss surgery, gives you a considerable advantage in your quest to reclaim your health.
Want to hear more? Call us today to find out what sets us apart, and how our program can give you the edge you need to make the changes you desire.
We recognize that one size does not fit all when it comes to obesity weight loss surgery, so we offer a full range of minimally invasive surgical options including the following:
Laparoscopic Gastric Banding
In this procedure, a band is placed around the stomach, making it smaller. This causes you to feel full faster, and results in weight loss. Your doctor has the ability to tighten or loosen the band to accommodate your needs after the initial surgery. The stomach itself remains intact, so this procedure is completely reversible, and has fewer risks than other weight loss surgeries.
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
In this procedure the surgeon removes around 85% of the stomach, and shapes the remaining stomach into a tube, or “sleeve.” However, the nerves of the stomach and the outlet valve are not altered, preserving the function of the stomach.
It has fewer risks than a gastric bypass because the rest of the gastrointestinal tract remains intact, and ingested food follows its normal course, resulting in a lower chance of malnutrition and “dumping” syndrome.
Its advantages over gastric banding are fewer office visits (since there is no need for band size adjustments), and a significant decrease in hunger because the segment of the stomach that producing the main hunger stimulating hormones is removed.
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
In this procedure a tiny portion of the stomach is sectioned off into a “pouch.” This significantly reduces the number of calories that can be consumed in a day. A segment of the small intestines is then sewn directly to an opening in the pouch, further reducing the body’s ability to absorb the calories eaten.
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass provides rapid weight loss in the first six months, with around 70% of excess weight lost after one year.
Comprehensive Weight Loss Management Program
In addition to cutting edge surgical options, we offer offer a comprehensive approach to weight management, which incorporates a multidisciplinary team. Nurse practitioners are there to monitor your overall health, registered dietitians are available to help you create a healthy foundation of new eating patterns, and psychologists can help you work through the underlying emotional issues that are so often at the root of obesity and overeating.
If you’re tired of living with obesity, and are concerned about your health, obesity weight loss surgery may be the answer you’ve been looking for. Contact the Lawrence Hospital Center for Advanced Surgery in Westchester, New York today to request a consultation.
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