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Weight Loss Surgery

Wellness and Surgery

Wellness Center located in Ardsley, NY

If you feel like extra body weight is holding you back from things you want to do — whether that’s going on your dream vacation or simply playing with your grandkids — medical weight loss surgery can help. Board-certified bariatric surgeon Jonathan Arad, MD, experienced physician Michelle Molina, MD, and the expert team at Wellness and Surgery offer various weight-loss procedures at their office in Ardsley, New York, and at locations across New York and New Jersey. To learn more about effective weight-loss treatments, call today or request an appointment online.

Weight Loss Surgery Q & A

What are the benefits of weight loss?

Everyone has their own reasons for wanting to lose weight, from wanting to look better in their clothes to wishing they could complete household chores more easily. Regardless of your unique motivators, weight loss offers many physical and mental health benefits.

For people with obesity, losing weight reduces the risk of serious medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, liver disease, and high blood pressure. These conditions have life-threatening complications, which means healthy weight loss may even extend your life!

Mental health benefits of weight loss include improving your mood, boosting self-confidence, and sleeping better at night. Weight loss can also improve conditions like infertility, back pain, sleep apnea, and incontinence.

How do I achieve weight loss?

There’s no end to the number of fad diets, books, and products non-qualified people try to sell when it comes to weight loss. Following these diets can be harmful to your health, not to mention that people usually gain the weight back.

If you’re serious about losing weight safely and effectively, call the team at Wellness and Surgery. Their expert team provides a wide range of weight-loss services, from nutritional counseling and weight management to weight loss surgery. Their board-certified bariatric surgeon has performed more than 750 weight loss surgeries.

What are the types of weight loss surgery?

The team at Wellness and Surgery performs various types of bariatric weight loss procedures, including:

Gastric banding

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is the safest and simplest form of weight-loss surgery. This reversible procedure involves placing an inflatable band across the top of your stomach and connecting it to your main stomach chamber via a small channel, which helps reduce the amount of food intake.

Sleeve gastrectomy

Also known as a gastric sleeve, a sleeve gastrectomy is another relatively safe and simple procedure. Sleeve gastrectomy involves laparoscopic removal of 75-85% of the stomach. This nonreversible procedure reduces both food intake and the production of the stomach hormone that triggers appetite.

Other procedures

Other types of weight-loss procedures include gastric bypass and duodenal switch surgeries. These surgeries are effective at weight loss but involve a higher risk for complications.

Who is a candidate for weight loss surgery?

If you have obesity and want to live a longer, healthier life, weight-loss surgery may be right for you. You qualify as a bariatric surgery candidate covered by most health insurance if you have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater or if your BMI is 35 or greater and you have one or more obesity-related health conditions.

To find out if weight-loss surgery can help you, call Wellness and Surgery today or request an appointment online.