Gastric Bypass Surgeon in the New York Area
Do you know the facts about obesity, but feel powerless to lose weight? Statistics on diabetes, heart disease, joint pain, limited mobility, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and other complications can simply add to your anxiety and depression, without offering hope for a solution. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who are losing the battle with weight loss, don’t give up hope, get the medical help you need.
If you live in the New York area, call the Lawrence Hospital Center for Advanced Surgery to request a consultation with an experienced Gastric Bypass surgeon. He or she will answer all your questions and concerns, and can help you review all your options.
When all other weight loss methods had failed, many people have found success with Gastric Bypass Surgery. Is this an option for you? 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. To find out if you are a candidate for this life changing surgery, call the Lawrence Hospital Center for Advanced Surgery to request an appointment with a Gastric Bypass Surgeon.
Gastric Bypass Surgery is a complex surgery, and the results often depend on the expertise of the Gastric Bypass Surgeon. You’ll find that the Lawrence Hospital Center for Advanced Surgery has an exemplary team of bariatric doctors. Our Chief of Surgery, Miguel Silva, MD, is a nationally recognized educator and mentor in the field of obesity surgery. Our surgical team is known for its precision, and impressive results.
In addition to medical expertise, our staff is characterized by their compassion. We understand the challenge you are facing, and we will always treat you with kindness and respect. If you have questions or concerns 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.
Gastric Bypass surgery is sometimes performed as an open surgery, but this creates a potential for many complications and requires a lengthy recovery time. Because of this, we practice laparoscopic surgery. This minimally invasive procedure utilizes a few small incisions, rather than the large incision of an open surgery, which significantly reduces risk for infection, and allows for a quicker recovery.
- What happens during Gastric Bypass Surgery? During Gastric Bypass Surgery a small portion of the stomach is sectioned off to form a pouch, so you will only be able to eat very limited amounts of food. This will reduce the number of calories you are able to consume, and so you will lose weight. In addition, the small intestine is sectioned off and attached directly to the pouch, which reduces the bodies ability to absorb calories.
- What are the advantages of Gastric Bypass Surgery? Due to the combination of the smaller stomach and the bypass of part of the small intestine, rapid weight loss can be expected.
- What happens after Gastric Bypass Surgery? You will need to follow your Gastric Bypass Surgeon’s instructions closely to avoid painful complications and malnutrition. Some foods you may not be able to eat permanently. You will need to make long term lifestyle and eating changes.
To support your Gastric Bypass Surgery, we offer a comprehensive weight loss program including nurse practitioners to monitor your health, registered dietitians to provide meal planning strategies, and psychologists to help you work through emotional issues.
Want to know more? If you live in the New York area, give the Lawrence Hospital Center for Advanced Surgery a call and request a consultation with a Gastric Bypass Surgeon today.
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