New Jersey Bariatric Surgery
Surgery for weight loss is known as bariatric surgery. It has been proven to be an extremely safe and effective treatment for morbid obesity and its related diseases. Comorbidities such as non insulin dependent diabetes (type 2 diabetes), hypertension, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, fatty liver disease and among dozens of other diseases, can be improved or even cured after bariatric surgery. There are also many other conditions that can benefit from bariatric surgery such as:
- Many types of cancer
- Back pain
- Knee pain
- High cholesterol
Types of weight loss surgery include:
- Sleeve gastrectomy
- Gastric Bypass
- Adjustable gastric banding
- Duodenal switch, Stomach Intestinal Pylorus Sparing surgery (SIPS)
- Intragastric balloons
Do you qualify for bariatric surgery?
Generally, you can qualify if you have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more, with or without obesity related comorbidities, or a BMI of 35 with an obesity related comorbidity.
Call our office to make an appointment for bariatric consultation today. Hackensack University Medical Center is a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence (BSCOE).
Dr. George A. Mazpule has specialization training in bariatric surgery, as well advanced laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. He has an extensive amount of experience in operating on and managing bariatric patients. Click here to read Dr. Mazpule’s profile.
For more information, the American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery is a great resource. Click here to learn more.