Bariatric Surgery Boston
For bariatric surgery, Boston's Salem Hospital is accredited as a Level 1A Bariatric Surgery Center.
Patients living near Boston who are considering bariatric surgery know that one of the region's most successful surgical weight loss programs is at Salem Hospital. This North Shore surgery center is home to top bariatric surgeons who perform more than 200 bariatric surgery procedures each year.
Is it right for me?
- Gastric bypass surgery, in which a portion of the stomach is stapled to significantly shrink its size, and a Y-shaped section of the small intestine is attached to the pouch to allow food to bypass part of intestinal track. This bariatric procedure reduces the amount of food a patient can eat and minimizes the amount of nutrients and calories the body can absorb.
- Gastric banding procedure, in which an inflatable band is placed around a portion of the stomach, causing the patient to feel full much faster and the stomach to empty more slowly, so the patient does not feel hungry between meals. The gastric band surgeon can adjust the size of the band over time to increase or decrease food and nutritional intake.
- Sleeve gastrectomy, a bariatric surgery in which roughly 85 percent of the stomach is removed, leaving a banana-shaped sleeve that restricts the amount of food that can be eaten.
Why choose Boston's Salem Hospital for your bariatric surgery?
Our Surgical Weight Management Program has a high rate success – patients lose 100 pounds, on average, in their first year after bariatric surgery. This is due in part to a thorough evaluation process that helps patients and their physicians select the surgery that is best for each patient, and a highly supportive post-operative program that includes education, nutrition counseling, exercise, peer support groups and cardiac risk reduction programs. These programs also help our patients achieve reductions in related diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol and sleep apnea at rates that are significantly better than the national average.