Risk Factors


As effective as modern bariatric surgery is, there are risk factors:  some of the weight loss may be regained, some types of surgery may put you at risk for nutritional deficiencies; people who are obese have a higher risk of complications from surgery.
 
To minimize these risk factors, our comprehensive bariatric program requires you to commit to the following guidelines before surgery.  You must:

 Have a primary care physician who has been notified of your interest in  surgery and is willing to work with you before and after surgery
also,
 
 Obtain medical & psychological clearance
 Commit to long-term follow-up with our program
 Commit to life-long adherence to nutrition guidelines
 Attend an education seminar prior to surgery
 Receive insurance authorization or make self-payment arrangements
 Participate in pre-admission testing conducted at the Medical Center.




 




 
 


 

 
 
           
Danny Sherwinter, MD, FACS
Dr. Sherwinter, director of the division of bariatric surgery, obtained his medical training at SUNY Downstate completed a surgical residency at Brookdale Medical Center followed by a fellowship in laparoscopy                                           read more>>
Harry Adler, MD, FACS
Dr. Adler is Associate Director of the department of surgery at Maimonides Medical Center. He is graduate of New York University School of Medicine and completed his surgical residency at New York University                                                           read more>>
   

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