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by The Joint Commission

Jacobi Medical Center is a member of the National Health Service Corps.

Jacobi receives the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH) 2011 Safety Net Patient Safety Award for its Reducing Adverse Outcomes on Labor and Delivery initiative.
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Discover the best weight-loss procedure for You.

You’re in the best hands at Jacobi’s Bariatric Surgery Center. Our veteran surgeons – Dr. Ajay Chopra and Dr. Jayne Lieb – have performed many hundreds of procedures, and are regional leaders in the use of the popular sleeve gastrectomy.

For nearly all qualified patients, our surgeons perform advanced minimally invasive bariatric surgery, the safest type available. Minimally invasive surgery (also called laparoscopic surgery) is done through five tiny “keyhole” incisions – rather than one large abdominal cut – resulting in a very quick recovery and minimal pain. Because patients are up and walking so soon, the risk of blood clots, wound infection and hernia is almost non-existent, thereby increasing your safety and the likelihood of good results.

If your medical condition makes open bariatric surgery the safest option, our surgeons use that approach.

Types of Procedures

With each type of bariatric surgery, your stomach is made much smaller, so you can eat very small meals without feeling the hunger that makes long-term dieting so hard. 



Gastric By-Pass

A small stomach “pouch” is created from your stomach. In addition, food now bypasses the small intestines, going directly from the small-size stomach to the large intestine, thus limiting the absorption of calories that normally occurs in the small intestine. This is the most frequently performed procedure in the U.S., and offers a higher average weight loss in a compliant patient than any other procedure.


Sleeve Gastrectomy

A large portion of the stomach is permanently removed, so that the remaining stomach  has a slender vertical shape, often compared to a “thin banana.” Not only does the small size limit food intake, but removing much of the stomach also reduces the appetite-stimulating hormone, thus reducing the sensation of hunger.


Adjustable Gastric Banding

A small stomach is created by placing an adjustable band around the top part of the stomach, dividing it into two portions, one small and one larger. The small stomach restricts the amount of food that can be comfortably eaten at one time. The band can be adjusted over time to increase or decrease the restriction, and can also be removed surgically.

Our trained medical staff will work with you to find the best procedure to ensure success!

Is bariatric surgery right for you?
Find out by calling our caring staff for a consultation and Body Mass Index (BMI) screening: 718-918-LOSS (5677) Take the first step toward your new life…today.