Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery Program

The Columbia University Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery at Lawrence Hospital

The Center for Advanced Surgery is designated a Bariatric Center of Excellence by the American College of Surgeons in recognition of its high institutional capabilities and performance. With special expertise in minimally invasive approaches, the center offers the full range of metabolic and weight loss surgeries: 

  • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic gastric banding
  • Laparoscopic gastric bypass
  • Single incision bariatric procedures
  • Diabetes/metabolic surgery

Comprehensive Care

Successful weight management requires more than surgery: it requires a multidisciplinary approach including long-term support, nutritional management, psychological support, and more. The Center for Advanced Surgery provides thorough pre-operative evaluation, education, and lifelong follow-up and support. We fully educate every patient about the lifestyle changes he or she will need to make in order to ensure their surgery is a success, and provide continued support to address any challenges that arise. To ensure patients’ long-term success and well-being, the center also provides:

  • Weight loss support groups
  • Body contouring surgery, provided in collaboration with plastic and reconstructive surgeons at the Lawrence Hospital Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • Treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, which affects many obese patients
  • Evaluation and treatment of metabolic syndrome.

Learn more about the following procedures:

Weight Loss Surgery Brochure