Weight loss surgery can be part of your journey toward improved health. The goal of a bariatric operation is not short-term weight loss, but a long-term approach to a chronic condition-obesity.
Surgical Weightloss: Are you Ready?
The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Stamford Hospital offers an outstanding program that combines experienced weight loss surgeons, specialists and patient support available as long as you need it following your operation.
You're struggling with obesity or too much weight.
Carrying around excessive body weight is a continuous strain on your body - physically and emotionally. All the activities of life are affected and many become limited. Your excess weight can eventually dominate and impair your health. What's more, obesity can lead to many other serious health problems, including diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension and depression.
That's why the Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Stamford Hospital was established. We treat the disease of obesity comprehensively in the Fairfield County / Westchester County area. Whatever personal issues are involved - genetic, diet, metabolism, lifestyle, or psychological - we offer a path away from the frustration of the past to a healthier, more active, more energetic future.
Lose the weight. Regain your life and good health.
Research of obesity statistics show that following weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, obese patients typically lose 50% or more of their excess weight in the first year. Perhaps even more dramatic, 90% of obesity-related conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, acid reflux and arthritis are resolved or improved.
Patients who have had weight loss surgery also report the following life-changing benefits:
Overall enhanced quality of life
Improved self-esteem and self-confidence
Reduction in medication intake to manage obesity-related conditions
At The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Stamford Hospital, we offer a range of surgical options so your surgeon can help you choose the most appropriate weight loss procedure for you. Get more details on surgical weight loss options
Is weight loss surgery right for you?
Our experienced bariatric specialists at our Weight Loss Center will evaluate your unique condition and help you determine which course of treatment is best for you. Not all patients looking to lose weight qualify for bariatric surgery. These are the kind of questions you will be asked:
Are you 100 pounds or more overweight?
With a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or higher
Are you 80 pounds overweight with related health problems?
With a BMI of 35 or higher, plus conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure or sleep apnea
Do you have a history of obesity?
Have you made multiple attempts to lose weight without long-term success?
Are you willing to make lifelong changes in your diet? And follow other lifestyle changes recommended by our weight loss team?
In addition, our program offers medically supervised weight management for patients who do not qualify for surgery or simply prefer to take a different approach. Non-surgical bariatric weight loss services range from dietary and diabetes counseling to seminars and community education. Get more details on non-surgical weight loss options
How risky are these types of weight loss procedures?
Actually, the risks have been proven to be quite low. Recent research has shown that with new techniques for performing bariatric surgery, the risks associated with weight loss surgery are no greater than those involved in having your gall bladder removed.