When diet and exercise on their own have not worked, or you’ve developed life-threatening medical issues because of your excess weight, it may be time to consider weight loss surgery. Gastrointestinal surgery for obesity, also called bariatric surgery, changes the digestive process by limiting how much you eat and changing how your body metabolizes food.
At the Brigham and Women's Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (CMBS), we provide patients with compassionate care and comprehensive metabolic and bariatric surgery options — helping men and women achieve healthier, more active lives.
CMBS has been nationally accredited as a comprehensive bariatric surgery center since 2006. We are currently accredited through the Metabolic and Bariatric Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). Together, we create personalized plans that meet patients’ individual needs, taking into consideration lifestyle, health and emotional issues and weight loss goals.
We offer minimally invasive surgery options including laparoscopic and robotic-assisted procedures at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain.
To learn about the different surgical procedures, expected weight loss outcomes, and other health benefits, watch our video below — available in both English and Spanish.