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Surgical Weight Loss

When excess weight impacts your health, bariatric surgery can help you shed pounds and improve your well-being. Weight-loss surgery and the lifestyle changes that come with it have been shown to improve or eliminate medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and sleep apnea.

When you’re ready to take a step toward weight-loss surgery, trust the experienced team at Mount Auburn Hospital’s Weight Management Center. Together, our bariatric surgeons, Julie Kim, MD, and Sajani N. Shah, MD, have performed more than 4,000 weight-loss procedures.

And because we’re accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, you can be assured of our commitment to safe, high-quality care that meets or exceeds national standards.

Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Support

Weight-loss surgery is only a single step on your journey to a healthier lifestyle. Count on the team at the Weight Management Center to help you prepare for surgery as well as provide assistance, support and monitoring after surgery as you reach and maintain your weight-loss goals for life.

Is Weight-Loss Surgery Right for Me?

Find out how to choose a weight-loss program that meets your needs.

Mentor Program

Get answers to your questions about weight-loss surgery from others who’ve already gone through the experience. Through our mentor program, we’ll connect you with people who’ve successfully lost weight following bariatric surgery at Mount Auburn Hospital.

Options for Weight-Loss Surgery

If you’re eligible for weight-loss surgery, you’ll work with your doctor to determine the best procedure for you. All procedures are performed using a minimally invasive laparoscopic technique, so you benefit from less pain and scarring, a lower risk of complications, and a quicker recovery.

Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y)

Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y)

Gastric BypassThis procedure limits the amount of food you can eat by reducing the size of your stomach. Your doctor will seal off the top portion of your stomach to create a small pouch that can hold only about an ounce of food. Then, he or she attaches your small intestine to the pouch. Because food no longer travels through parts of your stomach and small intestine, your body will absorb fewer calories and suppress hunger hormones.
This surgery is usually not reversible.

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Gastric SleeveThis procedure limits the amount of food you can eat by reducing your stomach to the size (and shape) of a banana. Your doctor will remove about two-thirds of your stomach, and then join the remaining portion together to create a long vertical tube. Because food no longer travels through parts of your stomach, your body suppresses hunger hormones.
This procedure leaves the natural connection between your stomach and small intestine in place, so you’ll benefit from a lower risk of nutritional deficiencies.
This surgery is not reversible.

Revisional Surgery

Revisional Surgery

If you’ve already had weight-loss surgery and not seen the results you wanted or experienced a complication, you may benefit from a revision surgery. Ask your doctor about the best revision technique for your situation.

Start Your Weight-Loss Journey

Watch our informational video, then download, complete and return a preliminary application to help us determine whether you’re a candidate for weight-loss surgery. We’ll contact you to schedule an appointment after we’ve reviewed the application.

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