To our Bariatric Surgery Patients and Candidates: During the COVID-19 outbreak, we want you to know that we are here for you and still scheduling appointments. Most appointments will be set up as telemedicine appointments. You will be able to attend your appointment from home using your mobile phone or computer. This helps to ensure your safety as well as the safety of our staff during this critical time. We are currently in the process of implementing this service for our program and will notify you how to proceed once we set up your appointment as a video conference.
Weight-Loss Surgery Options
Weight-loss isn’t easy, and if you’re looking for weight-loss surgery options, you’ve probably tried every diet or supplement on the market. Obesity affects more than 93 million Americans and is a serious disease that makes losing weight more difficult. Weight-loss surgery may be the tool you need to improve your health, and your life.
We offer comprehensive, minimally invasive surgical options for weight-loss, and a team to support you before, during, and after surgery. Our bariatric surgeons are committed to helping you reach your weight-loss goals and improve your health.
What is Weight-Loss Surgery?
Weight-loss surgery is a term used to describe different types of bariatric procedures. At Bassett Healthcare Network we perform the following types of bariatric surgery:
- Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
- Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (LAP-BAND®)
Qualifications for Weight-Loss Surgery
To have weight-loss surgery, you must meet the following qualifications:
- BMI for weight-loss surgery must be greater than or equal to 40. Use this free BMI Calculator to calculate your BMI
- BMI for weight-loss surgery must be greater than or equal to 35 with at least one obesity-related health condition, such as sleep apnea, diabetes, hypertension, depression, GERD, high cholesterol, or heart disease
- 18 years of age or older
- A documented history of unsuccessful dieting
- A commitment to make lifestyle changes for long-term success
Bariatric Surgery Program
Our surgeons have completed specialized training in minimally invasive weight-loss surgery, which means a faster recovery with less pain.
Because every patient is unique, our program offers a full range of surgical options, as well as support services to prepare you for surgery and help you keep the weight off after surgery. Our support services include:
- Diet advice and guidance with a registered dietitian
- Psychosocial support
- Exercise guidance
- Support groups
The bariatric surgery team has also received quality recognition for patient safety and better outcomes, including the Blue Distinction Center+ for Bariatric Surgery by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, and accreditation by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).
Get Started on Your Weight-Loss Journey
The first step in long-term weight-loss is to learn about our bariatric surgery options. We offer virtual new patient seminars, which are free and required before scheduling a surgery. If you questions before you attend a new patient seminar, contact our bariatric surgery team at 1-800-BASSETT.
Bassett Healthcare Network delivers bariatric surgery in Central New York, including in Cooperstown.