For the morbidly obese—individuals who are 100 pounds over their ideal body weight—bariatric surgery may be the key to a new way of life. Dedication to lifestyle changes, including proper diet, vitamin supplementation and exercise is required of all patients who undergo the surgery.
In HHC facilities bariatric weight loss surgery is performed by a multi-disciplinary team, which includes diet and exercise specialists. Individuals who are interested in the surgery go through an extensive evaluation period, emphasizing psychological, social and medical needs. The bariatric nursing staff specializes in the pre- and post-operative care of bariatric weight loss surgery patients.
Morbid obesity not only negatively affects an individual's health, but it can be devastating psychologically and socially. For some patients bariatric surgery can be an excellent tool for long term health improvements.
Click below to learn more about the HHC hospitals that provide bariatric surgical services.
Bellevue Hospital Center
Harlem Hospital Center
Jacobi Medical Center