Weight Loss Surgery Procedures at NWH
Contact the Surgical Weight Loss Program at NWH: 877.677.1077.
For many, changing behavior is not enough to address obesity. When non-surgical approaches have been unsuccessful, weight loss surgery may be your best option. The skilled bariatric surgeons at the surgical weight loss clinic at Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) can answer all of the questions you may have about surgical weight loss and help you discover if it’s right for you.
Surgical Weight Loss Procedures at NWH
There are a number of surgical weight loss options, and no one procedure is right for everyone. The caring team of the Surgical Weight Loss Program at NWH is committed to educating you on the advantages and disadvantages of each type of bariatric surgery, so that you can choose the weight loss procedure that fits you, your goals, and your lifestyle.
All of the weightloss surgeries below are performed minimally invasive laparoscopic bariatric procedures.
Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve Surgery)
At NWH, we've developed an innovative approach to gastric sleeve surgery. This surgical weight loss procedure preserves the pyloric valve while significantly reducing the amount of food your stomach can hold. This 'restrictive' procedure, in combination with diet and lifestyle modifications, can help you shed more than half of your excess body weight.
A duodenal switch is a highly-effective procedure that combines a traditional sleeve gastrectomy with a modified version of gastric bypass. It reduces the volume of your stomach while maintaining the pyloric valve. As a result, you feel full for longer periods of time.
Our team of NWH bariatric surgeons have extensive experience with this ground-breaking technique, which delivers optimal long-term results with the lowest complication rates.
Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass)
With a gastric bypass, also called a Roux-en-Y, bariatric surgeons significantly reduce the volume of your stomach with surgical staples. They then connect your new, smaller gastric pouch to your bowels. There are no large incisions involved, pain, recovery time, and risk of surgical complications are minimal compared to an 'open' surgery.
Stomach Intestinal Pylorus-Sparing Surgery, or SIPS, is a new, groundbreaking weight loss surgery procedure developed by Dr. Mitchell Roslin here at NWH. This revolutionary surgery helps patients avoid typical complications such as blood sugar issues and short bowel symptom. This procedure helps achieve excellent weight-loss results.
Also known as LAP-BAND, this reversible procedure uses an adjustable band to restrict the capacity of the stomach without any re-routing of the intestines or digestive tract. Patients with a LAP-BAND achieve an average 50 percent reduction in unwanted weight within 36 months of having the band implanted*.
If you require bariatric surgery revision for a previous weight loss procedure, we can help. Our team has experience with bariatric revisions related to post-surgical weight gain, fistulas, strictures, and ulcers.
Body Contouring After Weight Loss Surgery
Once you’ve lost a certain amount of weight after weight loss surgery, it’s not uncommon to have excess skin.
When your old skin doesn't fit your new body, our team of skilled plastic surgeons can help you achieve your goals through one or more body contouring procedures. Your NWH plastic surgeon works closely with you to develop a personalized weight loss surgery treatment plan so you can look as fabulous as you feel.
Weight loss surgery is a life-changing experience, and we're committed to making a difference for people who struggle with obesity, one patient at a time. To learn more about our bariatric surgery clinic and body contouring procedures, call us at 877.677.1077.
* Results may vary based on the individual.