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Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery Program

MBSAQIP Accredited Center Quality Program

The Columbia University Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital is a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) Comprehensive Center. This means that NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital has met the essential criteria that ensures it is fully capable of supporting a bariatric surgery care program and that its institutional performance meets the requirements outlined by MBSAQIP. To learn more, please call 914-787-4000 or 718-881-7800.

With special expertise in minimally invasive approaches, the Center offers a full range of weight loss surgery options including laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (also known as vertical sleeve, VSG), laparoscopic gastric bypass, as well as revision of prior bariatric surgery procedures. We pride ourselves in our comprehensive approach to surgical weight management, which incorporates a multidisciplinary team that includes board-certified bariatric surgeons, a specialized nurse practitioner, registered dietitian, and a licensed social worker. Once patients have reached their stable weight, they may consider body contouring procedures in collaboration with our plastic surgery colleagues. To learn more about our team and surgical options, please call 914-787-4000 or 718-881-7800 to schedule a consultation today.

Are you a candidate for weight loss surgery?

Check your BMI

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) defines obesity as a disease in which fat has accumulated to the extent that health is impaired. It is commonly measured by body mass index (BMI), which calculates the relationship of weight to height. An adult with a BMI of 30 or more is considered obese.

Obesity becomes severe obesity when an adult is 100 pounds or more over ideal body weight, has a BMI of 40 or more, or has a BMI of 35-39.9 in combination with health-related conditions such including, but not limited to, obstructive sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, or heart disease. You may be a candidate for weight loss (bariatric) surgery if you meet the above stated criteria.

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group

We invite you to attend our Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery Support Group meeting. Attendees will discover what to expect after surgery; how to incorporate new and important diet restrictions; identify strategies for adjusting to a new lifestyle; and learn from others who’ve been on the same journey. The Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery Support Group meetings are free and open to the public. They take place on the first Wednesday of each month at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence in the Lobby Conference Room from 7:00-8:00pm. To learn more, please call 914-787-4000 or 718-881-7800.