Our Program

Welcome to Mount Sinai’s Program for Metabolic Surgery!

If you are severely overweight and have been unable to lose weight even with supervised dieting and exercise, then weight loss surgery may be your best option! Mount Sinai’s Department of Surgery has addressed the unique needs of obese patients by creating the Section of Bariatric Surgery. From the waiting room to the recovery room, we have designed our program to provide the very highest quality of care.

Surgery for severe obesity has been performed at the Mount Sinai Health System hospitals for almost 40 years. This experience provides the foundation on which our bariatric program was built. Our hospitals have a long tradition of quality and innovation in bariatric surgery. We have been performing laparoscopic, or minimally invasive surgery for obesity since 1998. This technique has reduced pain and recovery time for patients and lowered the complication rates of bariatric surgery. Our surgeons have accomplished many “firsts” including the development of the technique for laparoscopic duodenal switch; moreover, the first laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy was performed at Mount Sinai in 2000. All of our surgeons are experienced and board-certified, and are dedicated to the treatment of patients struggling with severe obesity. Collectively, we perform about 1000 bariatric operations per year or more, making our program one of the busiest bariatric programs in the Northeastern United States.

If you are interested in setting up an appointment to meet with one of the surgeons at the Mount Sinai Program for Surgical Weight Loss, please click here.

Mount Sinai Medical Center Certified as a member of the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network!

The Bariatric Surgery Programs at the Mount Sinai Health System have been designated as Level 1 centers by the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Centers Network. This designation involves a rigorous review of our patient care protocols and facility to ensure that the care we provide our patients is of the highest quality and delivered in the safest way possible. Our hospitals use modern, state-of-the-art surgical equipment and have specialized nursing care dedicated to our bariatric patients. Our nurses, operating room staff and anesthesiologists are very experienced in the field of obesity and metabolic surgery. All this experience translates to a safer and more efficient path through the weight-loss surgery process.