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Bariatric Surgery

If you haven't been successful alone.

bariatric surgery coupleIf you’ve tried a healthy diet and exercise and your health is still at risk from being overweight, our team of bariatric surgeons and medical professionals can help.

The Rochester General Bariatric Surgery Center has been named a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. In consultation with you and your primary care physician, we can choose between bariatric (weight loss) procedures that work in one of two ways—limiting the amount of food you can consume or changing the way your food is digested.

In conjunction with a healthy diet and a more active lifestyle, both have proven to be successful in helping patients lose weight.

Am I a candidate?

Bariatric surgery is usually a treatment option for adults with severe obesity. Body mass index (BMI), a measurement of height in relation to weight, is used to measure obesity. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), severe obesity is a BMI >40 or a BMI >35 for people who are less overweight but have diabetes, heart disease or sleep apnea.

Use the BMI calculator to determine if you could be a candidate for bariatric surgery, and learn about other qualifying factors on our Am I a Candidate? page.

We are a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. Learn more...

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Bariatric Surgery Seminars

If you’d like to learn more about bariatric surgery and how it could change your life, attend one of our free bariatric surgery seminars, presented by the Rochester General Hospital bariatric team. These sessions are designed to help you learn more about bariatric (weight loss) surgery and whether it is right for you. Sessions are offered at Rochester General Hospital, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital and in Lockport, NY.

View the schedule and call (585) 922-LINK (5465) to register for one of our surgery seminars.

Free Informational Seminars

Contact Information
Rochester General Hospital  
1415 Portland Avenue
Medical Office Building (MOB), Suite 225
Rochester, NY 14621

Phone: (585) 922-2900

Fax: (585) 922-2117