Weight Loss Surgery
BMC's Weight Loss Surgery Program: Improving Health, Transforming Life
People who are significantly over weight often have severe medical problems related to obesity. Many are diabetic, have high blood pressure, heart disease, acid reflux, chronic joint pain and breathing problems. Weight loss surgery (also called bariatric surgery) can improve or even resolve many of the health issues associated with severe obesity, while dramatically increasing quality of life.
Weight loss surgery is recognized by the National Institutes of Health as the only method that works for people suffering from severe obesity. Berkshire Medical Center provides three laparoscopic or minimally invasive weight loss surgical procedures with excellent results.
Berkshire Medical Center's Weight Loss Surgery program - an accredited center of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program - offers Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy as choices for patients seeking to improve their health with surgery. In addition, our comprehensive bariatric surgery program includes the education and support our patients need to succeed. Our dedicated bariatric healthcare professionals and support staff stand by our patients every step of the way as they begin a new journey toward better health and a better life.
Our goal is to help patients achieve healthier and happier lives through weight loss. Nonetheless, surgery is never an easy decision. The information included in the related pages will provide an overview of the surgical procedures, who are candidates for surgery, the scope of our program and out surgeons and coordinator. For more information, contact: