Weight Center Procedure Preparation Instructions
Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center
50 Staniford Street, 4th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
Hours: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday
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Preparing for Your Surgical Procedure
Mass General is an accredited member of the American College of Bariatric Surgery Center Network. We offer the following surgical options for appropriate patients seeking weight loss:
- Sleeve gastrectomy (also known as gastric sleeve): An alternative to gastric banding, this leading-edge procedure involves removal of three quarters of the stomach
- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: Staples are used to divide the stomach into a small pouch and larger remnant. This procedure may be conducted laparoscopically (a minimally invasive approach that requires only small incisions) or as standard open surgery
- Revisional surgery: This is an option for patients suffering from complications of previous weight loss surgery
As a Weight Center patient, we want you to feel informed and prepared for your upcoming procedure. This page contains information and resources that will help you navigate your pre- and post-surgical journey.
Our Surgical Team
Our surgeons are members of a multidisciplinary team of obesity experts who are leading the way in providing innovative obesity treatment, including state-of-the-art surgical programs.
- Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, Department of Surgery
- Surgical Director, Mass General Weight Center
- Section Head, Swallowing, Heartburn and Esophageal Disease Program
- Professor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School
- Director of the Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery
- Assistant Professor of Surgery Harvard Medical School
- Director, Surgical Artificial Intelligence and Innovation Laboratory
- Head, Hernia Center
Patient Story: Kim's Successful Weight Loss Surgery
After her weight loss surgery, Kim W.'s life transformed for the better.
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