Patients considering weight loss surgery will find a wealth of bariatric surgery information at North Shore Medical Center's nsmcweightloss.org. In addition, monthly weight loss seminars held in various locations around the greater Boston area provide an opportunity for patients to receive extensive bariatric surgery information and meet our gastric bypass and gastric band surgeon.
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NSMC's Surgical Weight Loss Center is the largest and most successful bariatric surgery program on the North Shore. Our gastric bypass and gastric banding surgeons perform more than 200 procedures each year. Our patients lose an average of 100 pounds in the first year after surgery and they experience reductions in heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea and high cholesterol at levels that significantly exceed the national averages. For example:
A significant factor in the success of NSMC's weight loss programs is the information, help and guidance patients receive before and after bariatric surgery. Before settling on a surgical approach, patients review information about all the procedures available to them with their surgeon. They have consultations with a cardiologist as well as with a fitness nurse and a nutritionist. They also have a psychiatric evaluation to assess their ability to comply with lifelong post-operative follow-up. Following gastric bypass surgery or a gastric banding procedure, patients receive comprehensive support that includes nutritional counseling, monthly support groups, medically supervised exercise, and information and instruction for cardiovascular risk reduction.