Bariatric Surgery Program

General Information

Yale Gastrointestinal Surgery provides advanced treatment options for benign and malignant diseases of the esophagus (including gastroesophageal reflux [GERD]), stomach, pancreas, spleen, adrenal glands, gallbladder, small intestine and colon.

The Yale Bariatric Surgery Program comprises surgical, medical and behavioral evaluations, patient and family education, and ongoing support. One of several programs to treat severely obese patients, surgery represents the most effective means of sustained weight loss. We offer the most advanced bariatric procedures, including laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), the Lap-Band®, and the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy - a new procedure for weight loss that is particularly suited to those patients at highest risk for surgery, either because of their medical history or their weight.

The Yale Bariatric Surgery Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital is a designated Center of Excellence by the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons. This designation ensures all facilities accommodate the needs of obese patients, including a dedicated inpatient unit with a specially trained nursing staff. The multidisciplinary surgical team includes surgeons, anesthesiologists, psychologists, nurses, and dieticians - all dedicated to improving the quality of life of patients. Each surgeon is trained in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery. The minimally invasive approach is emphasized for nearly all bariatric operations performed at Yale. Surgeons in the program have published numerous papers, abstracts, and book chapters related to minimally invasive and bariatric surgery. All of the program's surgeons are board certified by the American Board of Surgery and are nationally recognized leaders who have taught these procedures to surgeons from around the world.

Patients will find a comprehensive continuum of medical and surgical services that treat and coordinate care for obesity and commonly associated diseases such as diabetes, degenerative joint disease and high blood pressure. In conjunction with Yale Nephrology a new protocol for patients with a BMI over 40 makes bariatric surgery available to patients with chronic renal failure.

A Gastric Bypass Support Group is offered on the first Tuesday of every month, from 6-8 pm, at the Yale-New Haven Hospital East Pavilion, Max Taffel Rooms A-D. For more information contact Yale Gastrointestinal Surgery at (203) 764-9060.

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