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Metabolic, Weight Loss Surgery: New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University

Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric Surgery)

There are many reasons to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Some people have serious health concerns, others want to feel better about their appearance.
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What is gastric bypass?

In gastric bypass surgery, the surgeon staples off a large section of the stomach, leaving a tiny pouch. Patients simply can't eat as much as they did before surgery and they subsequently lose weight. Gastric Bypass »

What is a lap band?

Gastric banding (lap band), is usually performed laparoscopically and is one of the least invasive approaches to obesity because neither the stomach nor the intestine is cut.
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Weight Loss Surgeons

Columbia Weight Loss Surgery Receives Top HealthGrades Rating
Weight loss surgeons from left to right: Drs. Miguel R. Silva, Beth Schrope, Marc Bessler, Melissa Bagloo and Aaron Roth.

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Multidisciplinary Approach to Weight Loss

It is well known that even the most stringent diet therapies can fail to bring about sustained, long-term weight loss. Changing one's weight means changing one's lifestyle. This tenet is at the core of the Center's program. Message from our Director »

Video: Patient Testimonials

'I wanted to be around to see my kids grow up.' Frank learned he had early signs of diabetes, the same disease that took his father. With three young kids of his own, that diagnosis was his turning point.

'I didn't know I was miserable. But I was.' The day Lauren's doctor told her she had gained another 17 pounds, she cried the entire way home. Then she made an appointment at Valley.

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Dr. Marc Bessler on Dr. Oz Show January 23, 2012

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