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Gi Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery Procedures

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Dpt of surgery 2012 annual report Great advances have been made in bariatric surgery in recent years, offering patients safer and more successful treatment options for weight loss. In particular, our surgeons have been at the forefront of developing laparoscopic approaches in bariatric surgery, and virtually all procedures performed at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell employ this minimally invasive technique. However, our surgeons are equally skilled in performing traditional, open surgeries that require a larger abdominal incision, when this approach is considered the more appropriate for a patient. The majority of our patients realizes substantial weight loss soon after surgery, and experience a significant improvement in their health and quality of life.

We offer four types of bariatric surgery:
  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
    In this procedure, a small gastric pouch is formed from the upper part of the stomach. A section of the upper intestine is attached to the pouch through a Y-shaped connection. As a result, patients eat less food and lose weight.
  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band
    Laparoscopic banding involves placing an inflatable silicone band around the top portion of the stomach to create a small pouch just below the esophagus. Following this surgery, only a small amount of food can be eaten before the pouch is full. The food then passes through the small opening created by the band and is digested normally.
  • Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch
    Duodenal switch is a procedure that primarily decreases food absorption, but also reduces the size of the stomach to reduce food intake. The stomach is reshaped and reduced in size, creating a sleeve-like shape. Approximately half of the small intestine is bypassed, and the stomach is reconnected to the shortened small intestine. Much less food is absorbed and patients don't feel the need to eat as much.
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
    Our surgeons have pioneered the sleeve gastrectomy as a new procedure for patients at highest risk for surgery. The procedure involves tailoring the stomach to a size less than half the original size. The tailored stomach restricts the amount of food that a patient can eat and leads to significant weight loss.

Our surgeons have pioneered the sleeve gastrectomy as a new procedure for patients at highest risk for surgery. The procedure involves tailoring the stomach to a size less than half the original size. The tailored stomach restricts the amount of food that a patient can eat and leads to significant weight loss.

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