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Weight Loss Surgery NYC

For many, bariatric surgery — NYC and elsewhere — simply means some type of weight-loss surgery. Yet, while this is accurate insofar as it gets the broad outline correct, it still is an inadequate definition. Bariatric surgery NYC is more than just one type of procedure. It benefits more than just one type of patient. These are facts borne out not only by decades of research but by the experience of the NYC bariatric surgery experts at New York Minimally Invasive Surgery (NYMIS).

We thought it would be a good idea to develop a page that covers bariatric surgery NYC in general while also providing some details into specific procedures. Here you’ll find information and resources to help build up your knowledge of New York bariatric surgeries and NYMIS in particular.

Bariatric Surgery

Let’s take a minute to look at the facts — and then let’s take a few more minutes to look at our services. Whether or not you’re a candidate for bariatric surgery NYC, our staff can help you decide what is the best course of action for you. This is true for those who are suffering from obesity and obesity-related ailments, such as high blood pressure and sleep apnea, and those who are simply looking for more information on weight-loss surgery.

In fact, many of our patients were encouraged to contact us by a loved one who was concerned about their health and wellbeing and decided to do some research on their own. A more informed population benefits us all, and we’re very happy that you decided to visit with us today.

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What is Bariatric Surgery?

The surgeries and procedures collectively labeled as bariatric involve surgical alterations to one’s digestive system. The Mayo Clinic provides us with some additional info:

“Bariatric surgery is done when diet and exercise haven’t worked or when you have serious health problems because of your weight,” they write. “Some procedures limit how much you can eat. Other procedures work by reducing the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Some procedures do both.”

In consultation with the doctors and staff at NYMIS, we can set up qualifying patients on a course of action that will help them lose weight and begin the journey back to health and wellness. At New York Minimally Invasive Surgery, we offer a wide range of bariatric and general surgery options alongside dedicated follow-ups to ensure patients have the resources they need to thrive. Our variety of weight-loss surgery options in New York City includes the following:



Procedures and Weight-Loss Surgery Options

  • Gastric Sleeve: The sleeve (also known as the gastric sleeve or a sleeve gastrectomy) is one of our minimally invasive procedures. It involves the removal of a portion of the stomach.
  • Gastric Bypass: Often called the roux-en-y bypass or roux-en-y gastric bypass, this is another minimally invasive surgery. It creates a smaller stomach and reroutes a portion of the small intestine.
  • Orbera Balloon: The Orbera, a nonsurgical procedure, assists in weight loss via the placement of a device that remains in the stomach for six months.
  • Obalon Balloon: In this procedure, surgeons insert three balloons into the stomach. This helps create a feeling of fullness. Like the Orbera, the balloons are removed after six months.
  • Lap Band: This weight-loss procedure involves placing a flexible ring around the upper part of the stomach to create a small pouch.
  • Biliopancreatic Diversion (BPD): In this type of bariatric surgery, part of the stomach itself is removed while surgeons create a bypass of the intestines. This procedure requires lifelong bloodwork monitoring.
  • Endoscopic Pouch Reduction: With an endoscopic pouch reduction, the patient is provided with an option to counteract weight regain after bariatric surgery.
  • Revisions of Previous Surgery: This encompasses several options for surgical revisions of previous bariatric surgeries, including gastric banding, gastric bypass, and endoscopic revisions of the gastric pouch.


Challenges and Solutions

Patients who struggle with obesity and obesity-related health issues may have tried multiple approaches to losing weight with varying degrees of success. Some may have found that a particular approach yielded short-term benefits but no long-term results. Others may have found that their specific obesity-related issues seem unresponsive to diet, exercise, or other forms of self-care. This can lead to frustration, anxiety, depression, and other ailments. Along with obesity and its associated health problems, this can often seem like too much to bear. We understand. And we want you to understand that there are solutions. We have the track record and the former patients to prove it!

Nine Locations to Serve You

New York Minimally Invasive Surgery has nine offices for bariatric surgery in NYC:

  • Main Office: 1060 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1B
  • Astoria Office: 30-16 30th Drive
  • Bayside Office: 4402 Francis Lewis Boulevard
  • Long Island Office: 1000 Northern Boulevard
  • Lake Success Office: 1983 Marcus Avenue
  • Brooklyn Office: 158 Broadway
  • Staten Island Office: 4143 Richmond Avenue
  • Harrison Office: 440 Mamaroneck Avenue

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Dr. Marina Kurian and Bariatric Surgery

First of all, it’s important to understand that not every approach works for every patient. But one thing is certain: bariatric surgery in NYC is the first of many steps that our staff may recommend in order to get your obesity and obesity-related health problems treated. Our goal is not just weight loss, but a transformation. That’s why we work with you to set up a course of customized care both pre-op and post-op. Success rates skyrocket when patients follow up with our staff and stick to the program laid out for them.

We’re led by Dr. Marina Kurian, a New York native and bariatric surgery thought leader who specializes in the treatment of obese patients. Her goal is to work with each patient individually to provide a safe, effective plan of weight loss and to prepare each patient for success and continued progress.

Now let’s take a closer look at the bariatric surgery NYC services available to our patients. Please note that all our surgery programs limit the amount of food the body absorbs. Your bariatric surgeons will help decide the best course of action.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our offices. We look forward to speaking with you.