Metabolic and Bariatric Services:
Bariatric Surgery is a life changing event that requires a team approach for long term success. The team at The St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery works with each individual patient to ensure that the proper pre and post procedure support is provided.
The SLCH Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery offers Lap- Band, and Sleeve Gastrectomy Each surgery has a unique profile of effectiveness, safety and risks. Our team of expert surgeons will help you choose the right operation for you. Our surgeons are very experienced in laparoscopy, and therefore, all of our surgeries are performed laparoscopically.
The Sleeve Gastrectomy restricts the amount of food you can eat by reducing the size of your stomach significantly. In addition to the restriction, there is a reduction in the production of a hunger hormone, known as Ghrelin, as a result of removing a large part of the stomach.
The Lap-Band® is a very safe, effective, and reversible surgical tool to assist patients with weight loss and maintenance of their weight loss. The properly adjusted band reduces physical hunger and provides satiety with small meals.