The weight loss experts at Long Island Laparoscopic Doctors (LILD) have seen firsthand how bariatric surgery can change lives for the better. Our patients are thrilled not only with their weight loss success, but also with their improved health, increased energy, and newfound confidence. We know that bariatric surgery is a big decision, but we are here to guide you every step of the way.
How Does Bariatric Surgery Work?
There is a myth that bariatric surgery is a “quick fix” or “easy way out” but that could not be further from the truth. In fact, bariatric surgery is a powerful tool that allows people to find better health and sustainable weight loss. A bariatric patient still has to commit to healthy lifestyle habits in order to be successful. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery reports that 90% of bariatric patients maintain significant weight loss long-term.1
Weight loss surgery works in three different ways:
- Restriction: Bariatric surgery restricts the amount of food a person can eat and helps you feel full with less food
- Malabsorption: Procedures such as gastric bypass change the anatomy of digestion so that the body absorbs fewer calories
- Hormonal: Many bariatric procedures, including gastric sleeve and bypass, change the way hormonal signals affect appetite and metabolism, making it easier to lose weight
Benefits of Bariatric Surgery
- Resolve or improve Type 2 Diabetes
- Improve obesity-related health conditions such as hypertension, sleep apnea, and joint pain
- End the cycle of unsuccessful dieting
- Gain energy and confidence
Types of Bariatric Surgery
Gastric sleeve, also known as laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, is very popular because this restrictive and hormone-improving procedure offers significant weight loss along with health benefits.
Learn more about gastric sleeve surgery
Gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive, malabsorptive, and hormone-improving procedure that is well-established in achieving fast and effective weight loss.
Learn more about gastric bypass surgery
Gastric band surgery is a purely restrictive procedure that does not offer as many benefits as sleeve or bypass. Given the high complication rate, we no longer recommend this procedure. However, we do help people who have previously had a gastric band by offering revisional procedures.
Learn more about gastric band revision surgery
Revisional Bariatric Surgery
We understand the many life changes that can derail health and weight loss efforts. If you have previously had bariatric surgery, but you are not happy with your results, we can help you get a second chance at weight loss success.
Learn more about bariatric revision surgery
Adolescent Bariatric Surgery
Weight loss surgery can help adolescents struggling with obesity take control of their health, reduce or eliminate common weight-related health issues, and regain self-confidence.
Learn more about adolescent bariatric surgery
Are You a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?
At Long Island Laparoscopic Doctors, we know that each individual is unique. A consultation appointment is the best way to determine if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery, as well as which weight loss procedure is right for you.
In general, ideal candidates for bariatric surgery:2
- Are committed to healthy lifestyle changes
- Have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher
- OR have a BMI of 35 or higher along with co-morbidities such as Type 2 diabetes
Contact us to Learn More About Weight Loss Surgery on Long Island
Our experienced team of bariatric surgeons and weight loss experts are dedicated to helping people feel healthier and more confident. We are here to answer any questions and help you on your weight loss journey. Contact us to learn more or schedule your consultation.
1 The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery. Available: https://asmbs.org/patients/benefits-of-weight-loss-surgery Accessed July 28, 2022
2 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Potential Candidates for Weight-loss Surgery Available: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/weight-management/bariatric-surgery/potential-candidates Accessed July 28, 2022.
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“Weight-loss surgery is not a magic wand. People shouldn’t think it’s easy. It’s really a beginning to a complete lifestyle change, but it’s the best choice I ever made.”