Our ServicesBariatric SurgerySurgical Options
  • What Are My Surgical Options?

    We offer several minimally invasive approaches to weight loss surgery. Minimally invasive surgery — operating through small incisions in the abdominal wall — means less pain and scarring, fewer complications, quicker recovery time, and a faster return to normal activity than open surgery.

    Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass 

    Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is a minimally invasive approach to weight loss surgery. This procedure is irreversible, and requires a long-term commitment to major lifestyle and diet changes.

    Our surgeons first make a small stomach pouch, to which they then attach a part of the small intestines. Patients lose weight for two reasons: 1) the surgery restricts the amount of food you can eat; and 2) the body absorbs fewer calories of the food you do eat. 

    The majority of our gastric bypass patients experience no complications. Patients lose an average of 75% of their excess weight within two years after the gastric bypass procedure. Most patients also enjoy the disappearance of or significant improvement in their obesity-related conditions.  

    Laparoscopic Gastric Band

    Laparoscopic gastric band is another minimally invasive approach to weight loss surgery. Our surgeons place the band around the stomach, which limits the amount of food you can eat.

    While the band produces very good results (approximately 50% excess weight loss in our patients), the results are more gradual and less dramatic than those achieved by the gastric bypass procedure. However, the band offers several advantages. During surgery, it is the most minimally invasive technique; after surgery, it is adjustable and reversible. Because of these pros and cons, the Institute uses bands for higher-risk patients.

    Sleeve Gastrectomy

    Sleeve gastrectomy is a relatively new restrictive bariatric surgery procedure. It can be used as a primary procedure for select patients, or it can be performed as part of a two-stage treatment on patients who have a higher body mass index. The second stage is usually gastric bypass. During sleeve gastrectomy, the surgeon creates a small, sleeve-shaped stomach that measures one to five ounces.

    For more specifics about life after bariatric surgery and the post-bariatric surgery diet, see our Patient Tools  section. 

    How to Schedule Your Initial Consultation

    Ready to learn more? Use our appointment scheduling form  to schedule an initial consultation. For more information or to register for an upcoming seminar on bariatric surgery, please call 212.636.1000.
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    The Institute for Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery
    1111 Amsterdam Avenue, 4W Babcock Building
    New York, NY 10025
    (212) 636-1000

  • Awards & Accreditations

    accreditation medallionMount Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt Bariatric Program was recognized as an American College of Surgeons Level-1 Accredited Bariatric Center.

    The Institute for Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s received a 2011 Excellence Award from HealthGrades