Bariatric surgery is currently the only long-term, effective procedure to fight the ill-effects of obesity and its related diseases such as type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and sleep apnea. With over one third of the United States’ population suffering from obesity, it has clearly become an epidemic. Indeed, obesity and excess weight is the second leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Bariatric surgery can, in many cases, improve or eliminate many of these obesity related diseases in just days or weeks after the procedure has been performed.
While choosing surgery may seem daunting, the prognosis for continued ill health as a result of excess weight is not acceptable. For those patients that have exhausted their weight loss options and qualify according to the standards of our program and FDA guidelines, there is hope in the form of bariatric surgery. Today, weight loss procedures have become safer and less invasive. This is due, in part, to technological advances and evolutions in surgical techniques that have transformed the industry. Today, patients can undergo a minimally invasive bariatric procedure and in some cases go home the same day or the next morning, often with less pain, less blood loss and a lower risk of infection.
Winthrop Surgical Associates is at the forefront of the charge toward ever safer and more effective weight loss procedures. As a leading bariatric practice in the New York Tri-state area, Winthrop Surgical Weight Loss offers gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and gastric banding procedures to those that qualify. We are proud to count three talented and experienced surgeons as part of our team. Dr. Collin Brathwaite, Dr. Alexander Barkan and Dr. Keneth Hall bring the very best care to each and every patient that trusts us with the management of their weight. We are dedicated to each patient’s continued success long after the procedure is performed. We offer several support groups each month to ensure that post-surgical patients have access to the advice and resources needed to attain their weight loss goals.
Winthrop Surgical Weight Loss offers monthly seminars to educate patients on the surgical options available to them. Attending one of these seminars is a very important first step to start the journey to a new and healthier life.
We encourage you to visit the Winthrop bariatric surgery website to sign up for our next seminar and begin to change your life forever!