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Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery

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Yale New Haven Health offers a comprehensive weight-loss program for the patient with a body mass index (BMI) of 40+ or 35 with accompanying health problems — from pre-operative treatment to post-surgical strategies for maintaining health. Led by a dedicated team of experts in medicine, nursing, nutrition, psychology and surgery, our Bariatric Surgery Program is recognized for its safety, efficiency, sensitivity and expertise.

About Weight Loss Surgery

About one-third of adults in the United States are considered obese, according to the most recently available statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). When overweight reaches the stage where it affects your health and causes or worsens certain health issues, it is considered "severe" or disease-causing obesity. A ratio of weight to height called body mass index is generally used to classify the degree of overweight. An individual is considered to have severe obesity at a BMI of 40 or at 35 if health problems such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or obstructive sleep apnea are also present.

Obesity isn't simply a result of overeating. There are many contributing factors such as genetics, environmental, physiologic, metabolic and certain medications. Studies have demonstrated that dieting and exercise programs have a limited long-term success in individuals with severe obesity.

Weight-loss surgery is the most effective treatment of severe obesity. Weight-loss surgery and healthy lifestyle changes can result in significant weight loss and health improvement.

Our surgeons conduct free webinars to give potential patients and their families information on the latest advances in weight-loss surgery, as well as the services provided at Yale New Haven Health. 

Available Procedures

Yale New Haven Health offers two different, minimally invasive (i.e. laparoscopic) bariatric operations throughout our health system. In addition, revisions of previous weight-loss surgery procedures are performed.  

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Accredited as a “Comprehensive Center with Adolescent Qualifications” under MBSAQIP

The bariatric surgery program at Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) has been accredited as a Comprehensive Center with Adolescent Qualifications under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) administered jointly by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. This designation means that YNHH has met the essential criteria that ensure it is fully capable of supporting a bariatric surgery care program and that its institutional performance meets the requirements outlined by the MBSAQIP Accreditation Program.

Designation as a “Comprehensive Center with Adolescent Qualifications” provides confirmation that a bariatric surgery center has demonstrated its commitment to providing the highest quality care for its bariatric surgery patients of all ages.

Surgery Team

Yale New Haven Health bariatric surgery physicians are recognized for their expertise and innovation. They are fellowship-trained in minimally invasive, bariatric surgery. In fact, they have taught laparoscopic techniques to other surgeons around the country. In addition to being recognized for their surgical skill, our bariatric surgeons are also well known for their research, uncovering new approaches to weight loss surgery.

Learn more about our research to improve care and outcomes for our patients

 

Bariatric Surgery Webinars

Bariatric Surgery Webinars

Join us for a free, live webinar to learn how to improve your health with bariatric weight-loss surgery.

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Two surgeries give patient enhanced quality of life

Repeated surgeries left Jo unable to keep up with her volunteering and hobbies. But after bariatric surgery and a complex hernia repair at Yale New Haven Hospital, she's back in action. 

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Changing lives

John and Laurie each carried more than 100 extra pounds and were concerned about the impact of obesity on their health. Each opted for bariatric surgery at Yale New Haven Health.