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Bariatric & Gastrointestinal Surgery
NOW TREATING PATIENTS WITH THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:

Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery

• Foregut Surgery:

GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease)
Esophageal Achalasia
Para-Esophageal Hernias
Gastroparesis
Esophageal & Gastric Cancer

• Colon & Rectal Surgery

• Inguinal & Abdominal Hernias

• General Surgery

 

 

 

Bariatric surgery
(weight loss and metabolic surgery) includes a variety of procedures performed on people who are obese. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch) or by resecting and re-routing the small intestines to a small stomach pouch (gastric bypass surgery).

 

Gastrointestinal surgery (GI)
focuses on anomalies in the upper and lower parts of the gastrointestinal tract. Procedures to repair ventral and inguinal hernias, gall bladder removal, esophagectomy, GERD, gastroparesis, achalasia — any procedures involving the entire digestive system, from entry to exit.

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