Weight Loss Surgery at Mount Sinai Morningside

When it’s time for a new way of life, Mount Sinai Morningside’s innovative, multidisciplinary bariatric surgery team can help you find the right long-term solution for losing weight and improving your health. We will guide you step-by-step through the process that will help change old habits and treat weight-related health problems like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Please call 212-636-1000 to schedule an appointment, or request an appointment online today!

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How Weight Loss Surgery Works to Help You Achieve Long-Term Weight Loss

You and your surgeon will decide the best form of bariatric surgery for you. While each procedure limits the amount of food you can eat, and how much food your body can digest, all forms of bariatric surgery succeed based on these metabolic principles:

  • Restriction—making the stomach smaller restricts how much you eat and makes you feel full more quickly.
  • Hormonal effect—altering how the body produces hormones, particularly ones made by the gastrointestinal tract, reduces the feeling of hunger and affects metabolism, helping improve or eliminate diabetes and high blood pressure.
  • Decreased absorption—in some procedures, such as duodenal switch, the procedure helps limit the amount of food that can enter your stomach and small intestine to decrease the number of calories your body absorbs.

Other Conditions That Bariatric Surgery Positively Impacts

Bariatric surgery can help prevent, slow the progression of, or even reverse certain obesity-related conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), degenerative joint disease, heart disease, chronic back pain, hypertension, and more.

Why Choose Mount Sinai Morningside?

Mount Sinai Morningside bariatric surgeons are nationally recognized experts in providing long-term weight loss solutions. We use the latest laparoscopic approach for most operations, reducing postoperative pain and length of hospitalization. 

Patients need to meet the following criteria for weight loss surgery:

  • Age—most patients are between the ages of 18 and 65, some patients over 65 if they are medically cleared for surgery.
  • Body mass index (BMI)—you must have a body mass index greater than 40, or greater than 35 with one or more weight-related health problems such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), or sleep apnea. BMI is a measurement using your height and weight.
  • Unsuccessful previous weight loss attempts—you have been unable to lose weight through non-surgical methods.
  • Understanding—you have a clear understanding of the surgery and its risks.
  • Commitment—you understand and agree to participate in lifelong follow-up after weight loss surgery and follow a healthy, low calorie diet and continue regular exercise.

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