Many people today are affected by obesity— sometimes weighing more than 100 pounds over their ideal weight. Obesity can cause very serious health problems, like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), sleep apnea, respiratory illness, depression, and more. Obesity can also cause women to suffer from menstrual irregularity and even infertility. Recently, obesity has been linked to increase risk of developing certain cancers and even earlier death.
There are many causes of obesity. Diet and exercise may not always fix the problem. If you’ve tried diet and exercise without success, perhaps now is the time to consider a different tool. Metabolic surgery (also known as Bariatric Surgery) is an under-utilized tool that has been proven to work and is often overlooked.
There is a way to achieve long-term healthy weight loss. It’s called metabolic or bariatric surgery and is available at the Center for Bariatric Surgery at Pascack Valley Medical Center. With metabolic or bariatric surgery, weight loss is achieved by one of two operations. The most common procedure performed is known as “Sleeve Gastrectomy. Another option, especially useful for Diabetics, is known as “Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass.” Both are done through minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques.
Long-term studies show that metabolic or bariatric surgery can result in significant long-term weight loss, leading to improved heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), sleep apnea, as well as mental health. These operations take an hour to complete and use minimally invasive incisions with minimal post-operative pain. Hospital stay is less than 2 days and return to work is within 2 weeks.
At Pascack Valley Medical Center, we perform the following minimally invasive surgeries:
At the Center for Bariatric Surgery at Pascack Valley Medical Center, our expert physicians have extensive experience performing all types of weight loss surgery. At Pascack Valley, we understand that each patient has an unique medical history and individual care requirements. Our team approach means that every patient receives the highest level of care, before, during, and after surgery. We provide each patient with personal attention and expert guidance to make their surgery—and their journey toward a new, healthier life—a success.
Pascack Valley Medical Center is the only hospital in the state that offers completely private rooms and a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere. We have a multi-disciplinary team of Physicians, Anesthesiologists, Dieticians, and Nurses that extremely experienced in the care of the Bariatric patient.
We invite you to attend a free informational seminar at Pascack Valley Medical Center, where you will meet the surgeons. (Click here to register).
Or call our Center for Bariatric Surgery at Pascack Valley Medical Center at (201) 781-1380 for more information.
After attending the free informational session, you will be able to make an appointment to sit down with one of our world-renown Bariatric Surgeons for a one-on-one consult. Our doctors will use your In-Network insurance benefits to get your surgery and care approved by your insurance company. Our doctors accept all major insurance carriers as In-Network providers.
Our commitment to patients doesn’t end after surgery. Research shows that when bariatric surgery patients receive ongoing support, education, and guidance, they enjoy long-term health and weight loss success. After surgery, you will have free access to monthly support groups, as well as our expert dieticians. We also offer a discounted rate at the Hackensack-Meridian Health Fitness Center on Route 17 North in Paramus, NJ, where the New York Giants train!