At Long Island Community Hospital, we offer the most current treatments for surgical weight loss and a comprehensive program to help support you through your weight loss journey. We understand that obesity is complex and losing weight and keeping it off requires a lifelong commitment. As Long Islanders who care, we’ll work with you to create a tailored program specifically to meet your needs.
Accredited as a Comprehensive Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), the only accreditation program recognized by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), our bariatric surgery program combines the expertise of Stony Brook Medicine’s weight loss specialists with a patient-centered environment. We offer a dedicated and compassionate staff to support and guide you every step of the way.
Our multidisciplinary team, led by Dr. Konstantinos Spaniolas, Director of the Program, brings years of experience in bariatric surgery and provides a comprehensive program designed to meet all of your weight loss needs. Our board-certified bariatric surgeons are experts in minimally invasive surgery for weight loss, including gastric bypass and gastric sleeve procedures, and have collectively performed thousands of bariatric surgical cases.
In a sensitive environment, with facilities that are designed to accommodate our patients and ongoing support groups, we have a highly experienced program team that is committed to helping you lose the weight, improve your health and enhance the quality of your life.
Patients must meet medical guidelines to qualify for bariatric surgery. Asking yourself ‘Am I a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?’ Surgical weight loss might be right for you, if you:
- are 50 pounds or more overweight
- have a BMI 40 or greater
- have a BMI 30 or greater and have medical conditions related to being overweight, such as:
- high blood pressure – headaches
- obstructive sleep apnea – heavy snoring
- elevated cholesterol
- are ready for long-term weight loss
We invite you to join an informational session or talk with our expert staff to better understand if weight loss surgery at Long Island Community Hospital is the right option for you.
For more information, call 1-800-631-NEWU.