Bariatric surgery, which includes gastric bypass and lap band surgery, is the only proven, long-term treatment for obesity.
When combined with diet and exercise, bariatric surgery can help you to achieve your weight loss goals where other methods have failed. Some patients lose as much as 65% of excess body weight.
Unlike other bariatric centers, Catholic Health offers bariatric surgery in both the city of Buffalo and in the suburb of Cheektowaga. Our urban and suburban settings allow you to receive care in the setting in which you’re most comfortable.
Our patients enjoy one-on-one attention and staff who are sensitive to their needs. We know that obesity is a disease and offer compassion and encouragement to help you live a healthier lifestyle.
To become a patient, click here to find a bariatric surgeon, or call us at (716) 706-2119 for a physician referral.
When you choose us, you can be assured that you will receive the best of care. Our program has been recognized by third-party organizations as one of the top bariatric programs in the nation.
As a bariatric patient at Catholic Health, you are one of the family.
Our bariatric surgeon will meet with you at every appointment. He will take the time to listen to your concerns and will encourage you to contact him with questions both before and after your surgery.
At other bariatric centers, your experience may be more impersonal, with care provided by physician assistants; you may not meet your doctor until the day of surgery!
Nothing is overlooked in ensuring your comfort.
Following surgery, our bariatric patients recover in private rooms that are designed specifically for patients seeking weight loss surgery.
At Sisters Hospital, recovery rooms also include flat screen TVs. View the images below for a tour of the bariatric wing at Sisters Hospital.
Our staff is highly trained in catering to the needs of the bariatric patient, both physically and emotionally.
To learn how to best make our bariatric patients feel comfortable and to anticipate your needs, our staff undergoes training each year.
Your relationship with Catholic Health continues after surgery. Within 72 hours, our nurse practitioner will follow up with you by phone. She can talk you through your diet, fix problems with filling your prescriptions and help with issues at home.
We also offer support groups to weight loss surgery patients or those struggling with obesity. Click here for more information about our support groups.
To find out if bariatric surgery is right for you, click here to learn how to qualify for bariatric surgery.
If you believe that you are a candidate for surgery, call us at (716) 706-2119 for a physician referral or send us an email.