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  • Why Get Bariatric Surgery?

    If you’re thinking about bariatric surgery, you’ve probably been struggling for years with unsuccessful diets and exercise. We know it’s frustrating when you can’t lose excess weight — weight that can cause serious health problems. Bariatric surgery at the Institute for Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery may be the answer for you.

    Treat Obesity and Associated Health Risks

    Bariatric surgery is a minimally invasive approach that not only helps treat obesity, but also the health risks — such as diabetes — associated with obesity.

    Obesity is a major health epidemic and the leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes is one of the more serious complications of obesity, and can lead to blindness, limb loss, and death. In severely obese patients, bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment of diabetes, resulting in complete remission of the diabetes in the vast majority of our patients.  

     Obesity is also responsible for many chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and obstructive sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and urinary incontinence. Severe obesity also increases your risk of developing certain cancers, especially breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer in women and prostate, colon, and esophageal cancers in men. Bariatric surgery has been shown to reduce the risks of developing some of these cancers and decreasing the risks of dying from cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. 

    Bariatric Surgery is Minimally Invasive

    We offer state-of-the-art, minimally invasive approaches to weight loss surgery, including laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass , laparoscopic gastric band and sleeve gastrectomy . Minimally invasive surgery allows us to operate through small incisions in the abdominal wall. As compared to traditional open surgery, the benefits of minimally invasive procedures include less pain and scarring, fewer complications, quicker recovery time, and a faster return to normal activity.

    Comprehensive Care

    Our comprehensive care continues long before and long after the actual bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery alone is not enough for long-term success. Comprehensive care, including nutrition recommendations, is put into action from the initial consultation through the surgery and postoperative care to long-term follow-up and weight loss maintenance.

    We provide a variety of easily accessible ways for you to get information, including seminars, classes, support groups, handouts, and this site’s Patient Tools section.

    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