Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Program
Today, approximately one in 25 Americans is morbidly obese. That is, anyone who is roughly 100 pounds overweight or roughly 75 pounds overweight with other weight-related conditions such as hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea and/or high cholesterol.
For the vast majority of the morbidly obese, diet and exercise simply don't lead to significant, or sustained, weight loss. Fortunately, for many people, bariatric (weight loss) surgery provides a better alternative – helping to break the cycle of obesity.
What are the Outcomes of Gastric Bypass Surgery and Sleeve Gastrectomy?
Jefferson's Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Program in Philadelphia offers a range of fully laparoscopic procedures – including gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy – to help you begin the journey to a healthier life. Since our Program was established in 2008, more than 575 patients who underwent one of our fully laparoscopic procedures to treat morbid obesity have lost a total of 23,000+ pounds.
Our outcomes, including weight loss and complication rates, are outstanding. We attribute our success to exacting care of patients before, during and after surgery and adherence to Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program guidelines. Learn more about our outcomes.
Am I A Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?
Candidates have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more or a BMI of 35 or above in association with weight-related comorbidities such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiac conditions, hyperlipidemia, asthma or joint problems, especially of the lower extremities.
Patients are presented with the benefits and drawbacks of each treatment option and guided in their choice of procedure. All patients undergo extensive evaluation by our multidisciplinary team to minimize risk. The procedures are performed laparoscopically, yielding less postoperative discomfort, quicker recovery and lower complication rates when compared with the "open" surgical approach. Learn more about the criteria for bariatric surgery.
Why Choose Jefferson for Bariatric Surgery in Philadelphia?
Our Program consists of a team of experienced and dedicated healthcare professionals offering you the safest, most successful bariatric surgery experience possible. Our surgeons are board certified by the American Board of Surgery. We collaborate with our nurse practitioners, dieticians, psychologists and medical consultant physicians – taking time to get to know you to help ensure you receive the highest-quality care.
The decision to have weight-loss surgery should not be taken lightly. As you explore these potentially life-changing procedures, you're sure to have plenty of questions and/or concerns. We encourage you to reach out to our team. We're here to help you understand the benefits and weigh the risks.
Learn More By Attending a Free Bariatric Seminar
Do you have questions or are you interested in learning more about bariatric surgery? Join us for a free educational seminar where you can meet our surgeons and learn how weight loss surgery can help you gain control of your weight, regain health and start a new life.
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Have Questions About Bariatric Surgery?
If you have any questions, please call us at 215-955-0020 or via e-mail at email@example.com.