Boston Bariatric Surgery

North Shore Medical Center offers a highly successful weight loss program for patients seeking Boston bariatric surgery.

For patients considering weight loss surgery who live in greater Boston, bariatric surgery at North Shore Medical Center is an excellent option. NSMC's surgical weight loss center is now in its 11th year and has a remarkable track record of success. Our gastric bypass and gastric banding surgeons have performed bariatric surgery on more than 1500 patients. On average, our patients lose 100 pounds in the first year following their procedure. Performed at NSMC Salem Hospital, just minutes north of Boston, bariatric surgery at NSMC offers patients excellent care and convenience.

Click the sign up for an information session button on the right to attend a North Shore of Boston bariatric surgery seminar.

Is it right for me?

NSMC offers patients a variety of bariatric surgery options, enabling patient and surgeon to select the procedure that offers the best potential for long-term weight loss and health improvement.
  • Gastric bypass is a bariatric procedure where a portion of the stomach is stapled to create a small pouch, significantly reducing the size of the stomach. A portion of the small intestine is attached to this pouch, allowing food to bypass part of the intestinal track. The surgery promotes weight loss by reducing the amount of food a patient can consume.
  • Gastric banding is a surgery in which an inflatable band is positioned around the stomach to reduce its size, causing the patient to feel full faster and to not be hungry between meals. The gastric band surgeon can increase or decrease the size of the stomach based on the patient's weight loss goals and nutritional needs.
  • Sleeve gastrectomy, a bariatric surgery in which most of the stomach is removed, leaving a thin sleeve that limits the amount of food the patient can eat.
Prior to any type of bariatric surgery, patients meet with physicians to complete a full medical exam, a cardiac evaluation and a psychiatric evaluation to assess their physical and mental readiness for a life-changing procedure. Patients also receive comprehensive post-operative support, including nutrition counseling, medically supervised exercise, and instruction in stress management and cardiovascular risk reduction.

Learn more at a bariatric surgery seminar near Boston or on the North Shore.

Patients receive additional bariatric surgery information at seminars in various locations around Boston and the North Shore. These monthly seminars give patients a chance to meet with surgeons, ask questions and raise concerns, and learn more about the bariatric surgery options offered at NSMC. Click here to view a schedule or register for a free session.