Obesity Weight Loss Surgery in New York Area at Lawrence Hospital Center
Why Choose Obesity Weight Loss Surgery?
If you’ve been struggling with severe obesity, and have been unable to lose weight in spite of endless diets, there is more at risk than just your appearance. Obesity is a serious health concern that can result in diabetes, heart disease, joint pain, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and a host of other complications.
Many individuals who suffered with the poor health and shame of obesity have found remarkable success with Obesity Weight Loss Surgery when all other methods had failed. Is this the answer you’ve been waiting for? If you live in the New York area, call the Lawrence Hospital Center for Advanced Surgery and request a consultation to find out.
Am I a Candidate for Obesity Weight Loss Surgery?
If you meet the following criteria, you may be a candidate for Obesity Weight Loss Surgery.
- If you are 100 pounds or more overweight.
- If you are 80 pounds above your ideal body weight, and have health complication such as diabetes, heart diseases, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, etc.
- If you meet one of the first two criteria, and have not been able to lose weight and keep it off, even when following a combined regimen of diet and exercise.
Call the Lawrence Hospital Center for Advanced Surgery in Westchester, New York to request an appointment, and find out if Obesity Weight Loss Surgery is right for you.
What Obesity Weight Loss Surgery Options are Available?
Whenever possible, we practice laparoscopic surgery. Because this surgical technique utilizes small incisions and a tiny camera to guide the surgeon as he or she performs the surgery, the risk for infection is decreased, and patients experience a shorter recovery time.
The Obesity Weight Loss Surgery options that we offer include the following:
- Laparoscopic Gastric Banding: In this Obesity Weight Loss Surgery a band is placed around the stomach, creating small pouch. Consequently you eat fewer calories and lose weight. You may need to have return visits after surgery to tighten or loosen the band to accommodate your needs. The advantage of this procedure is that the stomach itself remains intact, so this procedure has fewer risks than other weight loss surgeries.
- Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: In this Obesity Weight Loss Surgery around 85% of the stomach is removed, and the remaining stomach is shaped into a tube, or “sleeve.” However, unlike gastric bypass surgery, the nerves of the stomach and the outlet valve are unaltered, preserving the natural function of the stomach.
- Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: In this Obesity Weight Loss Surgery a tiny portion of the stomach is sectioned off into a “pouch.” This significantly reduces the amount of food that can be consumed in a day. A segment of the small intestines is then sewn directly to an opening in the pouch. This reduces the bodies ability to absorb the calories eaten, and results in dramatic weight loss.
What Ongoing Support is Available?
To support you throughout your weight loss journey, we offer offer a comprehensive approach to weight management, including nurse practitioners, registered dietitians, and psychologists.
If you’re concerned about the impact of obesity to your health, obesity weight loss surgery may be the answer you’ve been looking for. If you live in the New York area, contact the Lawrence Hospital Center for Advanced Surgery to request a consultation today.
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