Bariatric Weight-Loss Surgery

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 patient seminars online for your convenience and in-person at Bassett Medical Center. This seminar is required and free to you. If you questions before you attend a seminar, contact our bariatric surgery team at 1-800-BASSETT.

Bassett Healthcare Network delivers bariatric surgery in Central New York, including in Little Falls, Herkimer, Oneonta, Cobleskill, and Cooperstown.


Bassett Herkimer Specialty Services

321 East Albany Street
Herkimer, NY 13350

(315) 867-2700
Bassett Herkimer Specialty Services

Bassett Medical Center

1 Atwell Road
Cooperstown, NY 13326-1394

(607) 547-3456
Bassett Medical Center