Bariatric surgery

We provide several bariatric surgery options for patients, including Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and biliopancreatic diversion.

What you should know about bariatric surgery

  • Weight loss surgery is for obese individuals, especially those with weight-related conditions, like type 2 diabetes. It requires a commitment to lifestyle changes.
  • In a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, a surgeon creates a stomach pouch that causes the food to go straight from the pouch to the small intestine.
  • Sleeve gastrectomy or (gastric sleeve) involves the removal of most of the stomach, leaving only a narrow portion of the upper section of the stomach.
  • Biliopancreatic diversion reduces the size of the stomach, allowing food to bypass part of the small intestine so fewer calories are absorbed.
  • Surgery is an option if a patient has two or more chronic diseases including, but not limited to, diabetes, sleep apnea or a fatty liver.

Why choose Geisinger for your bariatric surgery?

  • Geisinger’s Center for Bariatric Surgery holds the prestigious honor of being named a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program center.
  • In addition to our surgical care, we offer lifestyle education, support groups, nutritional information and medical care to help patients succeed.

Treats these conditions

At our Center for Bariatric Surgery we’re focused on helping patients dealing with:

Specialties and institutes

Connect with other specialties at Geisinger to learn more about these treatments.

  • Weight management
  • Clinical nutrition
  • Surgery

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