Bariatric

Services

Montefiore Nyack Hospital provides three types of bariatric surgery: gastric sleeve surgery, gastric band surgery and Overstitch™ gastric bypass revision surgery.

Gastric Sleeve
During this procedure, the surgeon uses minimally invasive techniques to remove part of the stomach and create a new, smaller tube-shaped stomach or “sleeve.” As a result, patients feel satisfied for longer periods of time after eating small amounts of food. This procedure is not reversible.

Gastric Band
Gastric band surgery is a minimally invasive procedure where the surgeon places a silicone band around the top of the stomach, which reduces the size of the area of the stomach where food collects. As a result, patients feel satisfied for longer periods of time after eating small amounts of food. There is no cutting or stapling of the stomach. The procedure is reversible if medically indicated.

Overstitch™ Gastric Bypass Revision Surgery
Overstitch™ is used for patients who have had previous Gastric Bypass surgery and may find themselves re-gaining weight over time. One of the possible reasons for weight gain is a stomach outlet/connection that has stretched or increased in size since surgery, allowing a patient to eat larger amounts of food. In a gastric bypass revision procedure, the surgeon resizes the stomach outlet and/or connection to its original post-surgery size. Montefiore Nyack Hospital is one of the few hospitals in the greater New York City area to offer this newer procedure.