Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery

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Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery

Comprehensive Care to Achieve Weight Loss - Your Journey Starts Now

If you struggle with obesity, you are not alone. Obesity is a chronic disease and can be challenging to overcome alone. Bariatric (or weight loss) surgery is a treatment option for those who have not found long-term success with other weight loss attempts. The team offers surgical options to help you achieve lasting weight loss and the healthy life you desire here in the Mid-Hudson Valley and in northwestern Connecticut.

Led by board-certified bariatric surgeons, the team offers surgical weight loss expertise paired with nutritional support, exercise specialists and counseling to help you have a successful weight loss journey.

Bariatric surgery reduces the stomach’s storage area for food. After bariatric surgery, your stomach will feel full with less food. Since the stomach cues the brain to feel hungry, patients who have had bariatric surgery tend to eat less and feel hungry less often. This can help patients lose weight and feel healthier. Today, you can start your journey to a healthier you.

Why Choose Us?

  • We offer bariatric surgery at two locations:
    • The bariatric surgery program at Putnam Hospital in Carmel is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). To earn the MBSAQIP designation, Putnam Hospital underwent a rigorous review process.
    • Northern Dutchess Hospital offers an integrated bariatric surgery program led by HQMP surgeon Brian Binetti, MD, in a new, state-of-the-art hospital setting in the picturesque Village of Rhinebeck. Dr. Binetti and his team of physician assistants, nurses, exercise specialists and nutritionists work together to help you achieve success on your wellness journey.
  • If you live or work near Sharon Hospital, you can do all of your pre-operative visits and testing at Sharon Hospital and, if eligible, have surgery at Putnam Hospital. This collaborative program brings the benefits of the comprehensive bariatric surgery program at Putnam Hospital to residents of the Sharon, CT, community in a convenient setting.
  • Bariatric, or weight loss, surgery has been shown to reduce complications associated with obesity. These include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and sleep apnea.
  • The program’s expertise speaks for itself. At Putnam Hospital, the surgical team has performed more than 700 bariatric surgeries, making the team leaders in their field. At Northern Dutchess Hospital, Brian Binetti, MD, has also performed more than 700 bariatric surgeries in his career.

Is Bariatric Surgery Right For You?

You may qualify for weight loss surgery if:

  1. You have previously tried other methods without success.
  2. You have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher OR a body mass index (BMI) of 35, accompanied by other serious health issues related to obesity such as diabetes, sleep apnea or hypertension.
  3. You have a willingness to make necessary, post-surgery lifestyle changes to achieve long-term success.

If your obesity has caused chronic health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, sleep issues, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, you may be an excellent candidate for weight loss surgery.


Treatment and Technology

The most common types of bariatric surgery are sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and adjustable gastric banding (lap band). You have access to a range of surgical options. Together, you and your doctor will decide the best approach for you.

  • Adjustable gastric band (Lap-Band) – also referred to as lap banding, this procedure involves a small band that is wrapped around the upper stomach. This band can be adjusted as necessary by your doctor to alter the amount of food the stomach can hold.
  • Gastric sleeve surgery – reduces the size and shape of the stomach from its normal football size to roughly the size and shape of a banana, reducing the amount of food patients need in order to feel full.
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass – a procedure that creates a small stomach pouch and allows food to bypass a portion of the small intestine, decreasing calorie absorption.