Expert Specialists in Weight Loss Surgery

Gastric Bypass ProcedureFor people struggling with managing their weight, gastric bypass can be an effective treatment for obesity and related conditions. It works by reducing the size of the stomach while also reconnecting it to a point lower in the digestive tract, bypassing the upper portion of the lower intestine. Patients who undergo gastric bypass typically experience weight loss averaging 30% of total body weight, increased energy and freedom of movement, and improvements to or the resolution of obesity-related health conditions such as sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes.

Our expert team is at the forefront of surgical weight loss procedures and will work with you to identify your weight management goals and preferences to find the best weight loss procedure for you. Following your surgery, we'll also provide you with a lifetime of nutritional and dietary guidance and identify behavioral strategies for success to ensure that you achieve and maintain a healthier life.

At Brigham and Women's, we are currently taking a comprehensive approach to prevent the spread of infectious diseases while we continue to provide the expert weight management care our patients need. Additionally, patients have the option of meeting with our weight management team in-person or through a Virtual Visit.

To schedule an appointment or Virtual Visit, watch our short information session below and submit your contact information at the end. A new patient coordinator will then reach out to schedule your  appointment.

Why Choose Us

Brigham and Women's offers state-of-the-art weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery), as well as long-term nutritional and behavioral support to patients who want to improve their health and achieve lasting weight management.

  • Our program is designated a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, the highest accreditation from the American College of Surgeons.
  • We have performed thousands of weight loss surgical procedures, and our expert bariatric surgeons have over 100 years of cumulative experience.
  • Brigham and Women's has been at the forefront of surgical innovation, including performing New England's first minimally invasive (laparoscopic) gastric bypass procedure.
  • We participate in cutting-edge research studies and clinical trials that lead to advancements in patient care.
  • We perform weight loss surgery laparoscopically—through small incisions instead of the larger incisions used for traditional open surgery. These minimally invasive techniques reduce pain, quicken recovery and lessen scarring.
  • Our comprehensive team—which includes surgeons, dietitians, psychologists, and physician assistants—will provide a lifetime of support to ensure you remain successful long after your surgery has been completed.
  • Our team of Weight Loss Surgery specialists offer Virtual Visits and in-person appointments, so you can remain connected to your goals and on track with your weight loss plan.
  • Our weight loss specialists take comprehensive measures to provide the safest possible environment for our patients. Learn more about our Safe Care Commitment.

Weight Loss Surgery Information Session

To book an appointment or Virtual Visit with one of our expert weight loss surgeons, please first watch the short information session below. After completing the session, a new patient coordinator will be in touch to schedule your consult. Alternatively, you can call the number provided at the end of the session to speak to a new patient coordinator during regular business hours.

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