Weight loss surgery isn’t simply about losing weight. It can also cure—or prevent the development of—many health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnea.
While overeating, poor nutrition and a sedentary lifestyle contribute to weight gain, there are also many genetic, metabolic and psychological factors that can make it difficult to achieve meaningful weight loss.
Scott Shikora, MD, discusses surgical treatment approaches, patient-centered decision making, and what makes the bariatric surgery experience unique at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Ali Tavakkoli, MD, discusses the benefits of operating one of the oldest and largest bariatric surgery programs in New England, as well as how our integrated team approaches non-surgical and surgical weight management.
If you are a new patient, please view the New Patient Information Session prior to booking your appointment. This short, online session is required prior to booking a consult with a surgeon.