Good nutrition and regular exercise are essential in marinating a healthy weight. For people struggling with obesity, diet and exercise may not be enough to lose a substantial amount of weight in order to improve their health. Bariatric surgery is an effective tool for weight loss when combined with a healthy lifestyle.
Bariatric surgery is the only proven, long-term treatment for obesity.
Intended to facilitate weight loss by altering normal digestive function, bariatric surgery is performed on morbidly obese patients who often have weight-related illnesses, such as diabetes and hypertension.
Over time, bariatric surgery patients can expect to lose significant amounts of excess body weight – as much as 65% or more.
Bariatric surgery patients can experience an improvement in obesity-related diseases such as diabetes, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, asthma and infertility issues. Some patients find that they can reduce or eliminate the need for medications associated with these diseases.
Patients can also experience:
Catholic Health offers three types of bariatric surgery:
Each procedure has unique benefits and risks which will be discussed with your doctor to determine which procedure is right for you.
Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo has been named a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. This designation is awarded to surgeons and programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery.
We are also a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery™ as a result of our positive outcomes.
In a study by HealthGrades®, Sisters Hospital has achieved a 5-star rating for Bariatric Surgery since 2006. A 5-star rating means the hospital outperformed the national average. Click here for more information.
Weight loss surgery is performed at Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo and at its St. Joseph Campus in Cheektowaga.
The Bariatric Wing at Sisters Hospital, located on 3 West, is designed specifically to accommodate our patients seeking weight loss surgery.
We have 10 designated private rooms for bariatric patients. The rooms are equipped with flat screen TVs, larger chairs, recliners, and beds, as well as private bathrooms to make sure our patients are as comfortable as possible during their stay with us.
I had gastric sleeve at Sisters Hospital and have to commend everyone who took care of me during my stay:
Donna in Transport; Rick in X-ray; Bill & Lou in the Surgery Department; Christie, Sam, Gina, Sue, Tisha, Lisa, Jerome, Karen, Renee, Fonda and Tammy on 3W; the wonderful girls from the lab, Donna and Sue; and a host of others whose names I didn't get, the Dietary Department and Housekeeping included!
Thanks for making my hospital stay as "enjoyable" as it possibly could be!
After surgery at Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus, patients stay in Hall 4. Patient rooms in Hall 4 have been renovated to accommodate bariatric patients.
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Our bariatric program has been named as a preferred provider by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) in Canada. Our services will be covered by OHIP for Ontario patients undergoing bariatric surgery at Sisters Hospital.