Bariatric Surgery Options
For individuals who struggle with weight issues, feeling comfortable and confident on a daily basis can prove quite difficult. At times it can seem like there is no solution. The experienced bariatric surgeons at Winthrop Surgical Associates believe that everyone is entitled to lead a happy, healthy life, which is why they have dedicated themselves to providing patients with the safest, most effective weight loss treatments available. They understand the negative physical, psychological, and medical influence that obesity can have on a patient’s life. Our staff is pleased to offer the latest bariatric treatments to patients who wish to take control of their weight and take charge of their lives.
Advances in surgical weight loss methods have helped thousands lose weight and improve their lives. At our practice, we offer three of the most popular surgical weight loss procedures available.
Minimally Invasive Techniques
Despite key differences between procedures, the bariatric surgeries performed at Winthrop Bariatrics in New York are similar in their execution. These procedures are performed using a laparoscope, a small surgical camera that is inserted into the stomach. The surgeon will make a series of five small incisions on the abdomen before inserting the laparoscope.
Once this is complete, he makes alterations to the stomach. In the case of sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass, we use surgical tools to staple the stomach. The entire procedure takes less than two hours, with initial recovery expected in a few short days.
It should be noted, however, that certain lifestyle changes are necessary in order to achieve full results and avoid complications. Full recovery and adjustment to these changes will take place in the weeks and months following the procedure.