Weight Loss Surgery

One Surgical Specialists

Robotic Surgery & General Surgery located in Tri-State Area, Hackensack, NJ & Tri-State Area, Parsippany, NJ

Weight loss surgery can improve your health in many ways and change your life. At One Surgical Specialists in Hackensack, New Jersey, the experts provide various kinds of weight loss surgery with highly successful results. Call the One Surgical Specialists office today or use the online booking tool to make an appointment for a consultation.

Weight Loss Surgery Q&A

What is weight loss surgery?

Weight loss surgery is also called bariatric surgery. It includes procedures that reduce the space in your stomach. The team at One Surgical Specialists offers several kinds of weight loss surgery, including:

  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Gastric bypass
  • Adjustable gastric banding
  • Intragastric balloons
  • Duodenal switch, stomach intestinal pylorus sparing surgery (SIPS)

The surgeons use minimally invasive robotic surgical techniques to do bariatric surgeries that require just a few tiny incisions.

Robotic surgeries offer improved precision, vision, dexterity, and control. They also provide a quicker recovery, less pain, and very little risk of infection and scarring compared to open surgery.

Am I a candidate for weight loss surgery?

Qualifying for weight loss surgery depends on your body mass index (BMI), which calculates your body fat based on your height and weight.

You might be a candidate if you have a BMI of 40 or higher. If you have obesity-related comorbidity, you might qualify if your BMI is 35-39.9.

How can weight loss surgery benefit my health?

Carrying around those extra pounds takes a heavy toll on your body in many ways. Weight loss surgery eliminates some of your ongoing problems caused by obesity, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Risk of stroke
  • Risk of heart disease
  • Certain cancers

Being overweight can also affect your mental health, causing low self-esteem, depression, and other issues that can harm you.

What can I expect after weight loss surgery?

Your surgeon at One Surgical Specialists monitors you closely after your surgery to ensure proper healing and a successful outcome.

It will take you a day or two for you to start eating as your stomach heals from the surgery. You’re given a strict diet to follow to help your stomach get used to its restricted space. The first two weeks are limited to liquids only, including smoothies and protein shakes. You also need to maintain healthy nutrition with vitamin supplements.

You should start noticing a significant drop in your weight right after your surgery. Health concerns like sleep apnea, Type 2 diabetes, and hypertension (high blood pressure) should begin to subside.

To learn more about weight loss surgery and if you’re a candidate, call the bariatric experts at One Surgical Specialists today to schedule a consultation. You can also book your appointment online.