Weight loss surgery performed by laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, for morbidly obese patients, is demonstrated by Dr.Scott Shikora, Director Metabolic Health and Bariatric Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. During the weight loss surgery, the outer crescent of the stomach is removed, leaving behind a stomach shaped like a tube which can hold three to five ounces of food. Patients lose 50 to 65% of excess body weight and experience other health benefits including a reduction in blood pressure and less joint pain.
The Center for Metabolic Health and Bariatric Surgery (CMHBS) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is a full service, comprehensive Level 1A Center of Excellence accredited Bariatric Center with the American College of Surgeons.
Visit the Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: https://www.brighamandwomens.org/surgery/center-for-metabolic-and-bariatric-surgery
View our New Patient Information video to learn whether bariatric surgery makes sense for you. In this video you will learn about the types of surgical procedures that are available, nutrition and lifestyle changes that are necessary before and after surgery, insurance and financial issues related to bariatric surgery, and how to take the next steps.
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