Weight loss surgery is also known as bariatric surgery. The term "bariatric" originates from the Greek words baros, meaning weight, and iatros, meaning medical treatment. Although bariatric surgery has been performed for many years, the approaches to this type of treatment have evolved dramatically since the days of the "stomach stapling" operations.
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The Bariatric Surgery Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/
At NewYork-Presbyterian, all of the bariatric surgeries we offer can be performed laparoscopically, resulting in less pain, quicker recovery times, fewer post-operative complications (such as hernia and wound infection), and a better cosmetic result than traditional, open approaches.
While the laparoscopic surgical approach is generally preferable, it is important to remember that in some cases the best treatment option for you might be the traditional, open surgery. Our surgeons have extensive experience in both types of bariatric surgery, and will develop a customized treatment plan that is best for you.