Gastric Bypass Surgery in the New York Area
If you are one of the millions of Americans suffering from severe obesity, and have been frustrated with endless attempts to lose weight without success, Gastric Bypass Surgery may be an option for you. If you have been considering Gastric Bypass Surgery, but are uncertain, consider the risks that severe obesity can cause to your health. Complications from obesity include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, problems with bones and joints due to excess strain, breathing problems and digestive problems. Because of the social stigma associated with obesity in our culture, depression and anxiety are common as well.
Many people have found success with Gastric Bypass Surgery when all other methods had failed. If you are 100 pounds overweight, or 80 pounds overweight with a complicating health issue such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease or sleep apnea, and have tried unsuccessfully to lose weight, you may be a candidate for Gastric Bypass Surgery.
Are you a candidate for this life changing procedure? If you live in the New York area, call the Lawrence Hospital Center for Advanced Surgery to request a consultation with one of our experienced weight loss surgeons, and find out if Gastric Bypass Surgery is right for you.
The results of Gastric Bypass Surgery can vary depending on the expertise of the surgeon. We have an outstanding team of bariatric doctors including the center's Chief of Surgery, Miguel Silva, MD, who is one of the nation’s leading educators in the field of obesity surgery. Utmost care and precision in patient care, as well as compassionate service are trademarks of our surgical team. We know that overcoming obesity can be difficult, and our staff will always treat you with kindness and respect.
During Gastric Bypass Surgery the stomach is divided, and a small portion, or pouch, is sectioned off. Because this pouch is so small, it will significantly limit how much food you are able to eat, and reduce the number of calories you are able to consume during the course of a day. In addition, the small intestine is also sectioned off, and then attached directly to the pouch. This reduces the bodies ability to absorb calories.
If you have questions about Gastric Bypass Surgery, please call the Lawrence Hospital Center for Advanced Surgery. Our helpful, friendly staff will make sure you get the information you need.
In the past this surgery was usually performed as an open surgery, with the potential for many complications and a long healing time. However, we practice laparoscopic surgery. This cutting edge, minimally invasive procedure, utilizes small incisions and a tiny camera to guide the surgeon. As a result, there is a significantly reduced risk for infection, and a dramatically improved recovery time.
In addition to surgery, we offer a comprehensive weight loss program including nurse practitioners to monitor your health, registered dietitians to help you create a healthy foundation of new eating patterns, and psychologists to help you work through the underlying emotional issues that are so often at the root of overeating.
If you’re ready to change your life, and live in the New York area, give the Lawrence Hospital Center for Advanced Surgery a call to request an appointment with one of our exceptional bariatric surgeons.
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