Patients seeking to lose weight through surgery can find comprehensive weight loss surgery options at the Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). We are a full service Level 1A Center of Excellence accredited bariatric center, with bariatric surgeons who together have more than 70 years of experience in weight loss surgery. Patients at the Center have access to the very latest in weight loss surgery options, and each procedure can be performed laparoscopically enabling patients to shorten their stay in the hospital and their recovery time.
The Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery offers a range of weight loss surgery options, allowing physicians and patients to select the procedure most likely to meet a patient's needs and weight loss goals.
To attend an information session or learn more about weight loss surgery options at BWH, please contact our New Patient Coordinator at 617-732-8500, ext 1.
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In this video, Dr. Scott Shikora, Director of Brigham and Women's Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, discusses weight loss surgery options for weight loss and metabolic treatment in patients with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40 or BMI greater than 35 with a major co-morbid condition. Weight loss surgery, or bariatric surgery, can result in meaningful and sustainable weight loss that has long term health benefits. Brigham and Women's Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery performs several weight loss surgery procedures including lap band surgery (adjustable gastric band), sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass surgery.
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