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Bariatric-Weight Loss Surgery

At Bassett Healthcare Network we know weight loss isn’t easy. In fact, if you are researching weight loss surgery options you have probably tried every diet and supplement on the market. At Bassett Healthcare Network, we recognize that clinical obesity is a serious disease and weight loss for clinically obese individuals is hard to achieve. Our team is here to help you achieve your goals and get your health back.

Get started with a FREE patient seminar or learn more about the comprehensive weight loss surgery program by calling (607) 547-3647 or (607) 547-3373.

We're committed to helping patients achieve their weight loss goals and improve their overall health. Because every patient considering bariatric surgery is unique, our program offers a full range of bariatric surgical options, ensuring that patients receive the bariatric surgery that will provide them with the best possible results.


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When surgery is the only option for long-term weight loss an integrated program that provides guidance on diet, physical activity and psychosocial concerns before and after surgery is necessary. Through a multidisciplinary collaborative approach, the goal of the weight loss surgery team at Bassett Healthcare Network is to evaluate and prepare candidates for weight-loss surgery in an effort to assist them in achieving long-term health goals. 

Why Choose Bassett?
Surgery isn’t the only part of your surgical weight loss journey. Bassett Healthcare Network relies not only on experienced surgeons but on dietitians, psychologists and other experts who will help you plan and adjust to life after surgery.

Bassett bariatric surgeons have completed specialized training in minimally invasive surgical techniques. These techniques, which involve only small incisions, can lead to faster recovery and less pain after surgery.

Bassett Medical Center is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). MBSAQIP standards come from the collaboration of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) who set out to create nationally recognized standards for bariatric surgery centers.

Am I a Candidate?

  • Your BMI is greater than or equal to 40. Use this free BMI Calculator to figure out your BMI. 
  • Your BMI is BMI greater than or equal to 35 with at least one obesity-related health conditions including sleep apnea, diabetes, hypertension, depression, GERD, high cholesterol, heart disease.
  • You are 18 or older.
  • You have a history of repeated failure of non-surgical attempts to control your weight.
  • You have tried to lose weight using other methods and they have not worked.
  • You are committed to making the changes necessary for long-term success. Surgery is only the beginning of the weight-loss journey. To lose weight and keep it off — which most bariatric surgery patients are able to do — you will have to commit to making healthy choices.
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607-547-3456 : 1-800-BASSETT (227-7388)