Bariatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of severely overweight and obese patients. Bariatric Surgery can help patients towards a healthier lifestyle by reversing the increased health risks associated with their condition. The positive benefits from weight loss surgery are life-changing! St. John’s Riverside Hospital offers patients multiple avenues to achieve effective weight loss.
Approximately 50 percent of the population is overweight. When previous efforts at weight loss, including supervised diets, exercise and behavioral modification programs fail, Bariatric Surgery is the only option. Bariatric Surgery is performed on the stomach resulting in a reduction of the patient's food intake.
Bariatric Surgery will help enable you to be less susceptible to life threatening illnesses including heart disease, hypertension and diabetes as well as certain cancers. Weight Loss surgery will also help alleviate sleep apnea, as well as arthritis and back pain. In addition, low self-esteem and clinical depression are often tied to an individual's relationship with their weight and results also include an increased overall quality of life.
St. John’s Riverside Hospital offers surgical weight loss options with all the currently available surgical techniques including; bariatric weight loss surgery with gastric bypass surgery, bariatric surgery, weight loss surgery, obesity surgery, stomach stapling, laparoscopic gastric bypass, gastric banding surgery, and roux-en-y gastric bypass. We also provide non-surgical weight loss techniques including behavior modification, dietary aids, and supplements.
For more information about Bariatric Surgery, please contact: (914) 693-0055.
To use our Physician Referral Service call (914) 964-4DOC (4362).
- Dr. Dominick Artuso of St. John's Riverside Hospital and New Image Weight Loss