About Long Island Laparoscopic DoctorsSM

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About Long Island Laparoscopic DoctorsSM

Obesity has become the #1 public health problem in our country today. More than half of Americans are overweight and roughly 12 million Americans have severe obesity (defined as a body mass index of 35 or more). Obesity is a major cause of premature death and many other medical conditions including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, sleep apnea, and degenerative joint disease.

Dr. Atwa and his team understand that losing weight is often not as simple as it seems. He has created a bariatric weight loss program addressing obesity utilizing modern treatment strategies, current research, and continued education. As bariatric surgeons, they perform the safest, most effective surgical weight loss procedures to improve the lives of their patients.

At Long Island Laparoscopic DoctorsSM we recognize that the journey to successful weight loss can be traveled by taking many roads. Our medical team follows a patient-centric philosophy to help patients match the best method to successful weight loss that fits their lifestyle & comfort. The approach that will most likely lead to sustainable long-term results. In addition to surgical solutions, we offer a 360 degree palette of other treatment options which include nutrition, exercise, counseling, and education, along with the tools and support to find your healthiest and happiest weight—no matter where you are on your journey.

Our procedures at Long Island Laparoscopic Doctorssm include:

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The gastric sleeve surgery can help patients lose large amounts of weight by surgically removing a significant portion of the stomach.


The gastric bypass surgery, also called the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, is both restrictive and malabsorptive and considered the “Gold Standard” for weight loss.


The balloon system helps you lose weight by taking up space in your stomach to help you feel full and eat less.


Laparoscopic surgery is less invasive and requires only small incisions. It is associated with less pain, bleeding, complications, and scarring.

Our Team

Our bariatric surgeons, coordinator, and nutritionist are each involved in providing you with ongoing support through your weight loss surgery and beyond, helping you understand the benefits, as well as the changes and challenges, which accompany life after bariatric surgery.

Can’t attend one of our live seminars? Check out our free, 30-minute online webinar!

Find the Weight Loss Path That’s Right for You

Before & After Photos

See before and after images of actual Long Island Laparoscopic patients, such as Joe (pictured on the right), who lost 350 pounds!

*Please note results may vary from person to person and individual results may not be typical.

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Stay Connected

We’ve built a free, handy mobile app that allows you to learn about weight loss surgery, see if you may qualify and ask us your questions on-the-go.

The app is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Search for “Baritastic”. Once downloaded, enter code 066333.

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I lost 130lbs and gained a lifetime of happiness with my family. I did it so can you!

— Ann (Actual Patient)

I was lucky enough to be introduced to Dr. Atwa, who commonly performed and lifetime changed my life.

— Dale (Actual Patient)

I am free to do whatever I want to do now.

— Amy (Actual Patient)

It's the best thing that ever happened to me!

— Joe (Actual Patient)

Exercising After Weight Loss Surgery

Understanding BMI

Obesity has become the #1 public health problem in our country today. It is a major cause of premature death and many other medical conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, sleep apnea, and degenerative joint disease.

Obesity and BMI

Understanding obesity starts with calculating your BMI (body mass index). If you don’t know your BMI, you can calculate it by clicking/tapping the button below.

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Tools and Resources

View Our Online Webinar

If you are unable to attend a live seminar, you can watch our webinar online. The video is approximately 30 minutes and will help you make an informed decision on whether surgery is right for you (Available in English and Español)

Download Our Free Brochure

Download our free PDF brochure and learn more about our practice, our approach to treatment, whether you may be a candidate for our surgical or non-surgical weight loss solutions and how to choose the procedure that is right for you.

Watch our videos

Watch Our Videos

Watch our collection of videos to learn more about obesity and weight-loss treatment. Plus, watch patient success stories and learn how to live a healthy live after surgery.