Do you know that there is a comprehensive group of surgeries designed to help you reduce weight when you have failed to drop pounds by exercise and diet or have an urgent need to lose weight for medical reasons? These surgeries all fall under the term of bariatric surgery. At Peconic Bay Medical Center, we have a program for bariatric surgery at the Richard B. Rubenstein, MD Center for Bariatric Surgery.
Richard B. Rubenstein, MD Center for Bariatric Surgery at Peconic Bay Medical Center
The options offered by the Rubenstein Center include:
- Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgeries
- Gastric Bypass
- Lap Band Procedures
- Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Revisional Surgeries
If you choose bariatric surgery to help control your weight, your surgeon will talk with you about the different available procedures for weight loss surgery that apply to you. At PBMC, you and your surgeon will decide which procedure is best for you and your medical condition.
Remember that all forms of bariatric surgery, including gastric bypass, is a major surgical procedure that might cause you to have serious side effects and risks. Your goal for losing weight cannot be maintained by the surgery alone. You must make healthy permanent changes in how and what you eat and start and maintain an exercise program that you will keep up. If you cannot do these two things, you are not a good candidate for bariatric surgery.
What Makes for a Successful Outcome?
An experienced weight loss surgeon is the first ingredient for a successful outcome. He or she is followed by a compliant patient who recognizes the need for making changes in their lifestyle that they will continue long after the surgery is over – in other words, a positive lifetime of change.
One major hospital in the United States with bariatric services in 3 states has reported positive results with weight loss surgery. The report included data from the three states and found:
- 72 percent of patients followed after weight loss surgery had a long-term weight loss (after 3 years) of 50% or more of extra weight they kept off.
- Only 10% of patients had surgical complications after surgery was complete.
At PBMC safety always come first. This is why minimally invasive surgery techniques are used. A surgeon can expect good results with less chance of complications.
Your surgeon is not the Lone Ranger, he has a team of people to support him or her and you, the patient. Your PBMC team will include psychologists, dietitians, surgeons and endocrinologists.
Get in Touch with PBMC
If you're interested in turning your life around with bariatric surgery, call us today at 631-548-6000 or 631-963-4750. We'll be there for you every step of the way.