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WELCOME TO THE UMASS MEMORIAL WEIGHT CENTER FOR BARIATRIC SURGERY

Weight loss; it’s not just about how you look, it’s about how you feel.

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OUR BARIATRIC PROGRAM

The UMass Memorial Weight Center provides a patient-focused bariatric surgery program designed to help adults struggling with obesity and weight-related diseases. Surgical procedures, such as gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy, are generally considered for a select group of patients with body mass index (BMI) greater than 40, or 35 if patients have certain associated medical conditions. Pre- and post-surgical appointments with our medical, nutritional and behavioral specialists help you make a lifelong commitment to improved health.

Bariatric surgery from Umass memorial medical center

We offer the most advanced bariatric procedures and most are done laparoscopically, without a major incision. This means less postoperative pain and a quicker return to full activities. Our minimally invasive procedures include:

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy

    This is a new surgical weight loss procedure in which a large portion of the stomach is removed, leaving only a "tube" that greatly reduces the stomach's capacity, which helps to promote early feelings of fullness and reduces food intake.

  • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

    In this procedure, a small stomach pouch is created and connects directly to the small intestine, bypassing the rest of the stomach and upper part of the small intestine, helping patients lose weight.

Bariatric surgery from Umass memorial medical center

We offer the most advanced bariatric procedures and most are done laparoscopically, without a major incision. This means less postoperative pain and a quicker return to full activities. Our minimally invasive procedures include:

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy

    This is a new surgical weight loss procedure in which a large portion of the stomach is removed, leaving only a "tube" that greatly reduces the stomach's capacity, which helps to promote early feelings of fullness and reduces food intake.

  • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

    In this procedure, a small stomach pouch is created and connects directly to the small intestine, bypassing the rest of the stomach and upper part of the small intestine, helping patients lose weight.

According to the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, bariatric surgery may be among the most effective treatments for diseases and conditions including:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Obstructive sleep apnea

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ONLINE VIDEO

Our goal is to give you the tools and information you need to feel better than ever — today, tomorrow and in the years to come. The first step on your weight loss journey is to complete an orientation. –

View our 20-minute online orientation from the comfort of your own home.

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OUR BARIATRIC PROGRAM

Our UMass Memorial Weight Center offers a patient-focused approach. With us, you can be sure you’ll have a customized plan of attack — a team to support you before, during and beyond your procedure. Because when you feel good, when you feel like you can tackle anything, do anything; When you feel like yourself again … that’s everything.

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LEARN ABOUT OUR PATIENTS’ STORIES

CAROL’S JOURNEY

Carol entered the Weight Center at 301 pounds after realizing that her weight was holding her back.

MATT'S JOURNEY

Matt's weight was putting his life in jeopardy. Today he lost the weight but gained so much more.

KAREN’S JOURNEY

For as long as she can remember, Karen struggled with her weight, experiencing the familiar “yo-yo” effect.

IS WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY
RIGHT FOR YOU?

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery if you have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more (about 100 pounds overweight) or if you have a BMI between 35 and 39.9 AND a serious obesity-related health problem such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension or severe sleep apnea.

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