Weight Loss Surgery...

can help you lose weight and improve your health and quality of life. Compare the various surgical options before making a decision.

Start your journey here towards a lighter, healthier you.

Weight loss surgery is the most effective option for severe obesity, but it is not a one size fits all solution. Learn more about the weight loss surgery options and find the procedure that can best help you achieve long term weight loss and a healthier, longer life.

Do you Qualify?

Weight loss surgery has helped hundreds of thousands of people lose weight. Are you a good candidate?

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

The gastric sleeve has become a very popular bariatric procedure. Is it the best procedure for you?

Revision Surgery

Revision surgery is performed to fix a problem with the original bariatric procedure. Can it help you?

Featured Topics

Dietary Guidelines

After bariatric surgery, you will have to change the way you eat, what you eat, and how much you eat.

Cost of Weight Loss Surgery

When comparing costs, be aware of the many expenses that add up to the cost of weight loss surgery.

Patient Financing

Patient financing can help you afford the medical care you need to lose weight and improve your health.

Gastric Band vs Sleeve

See how these two popular types of weight loss surgery compare in this side-by-side comparison chart.

WLS Quick Facts

Weight Loss Surgery Quick Facts

Weight loss surgery is growing in popularity and acceptance as a treatment option for severe obesity. Consider the following facts on obesity and weight loss surgery.

  • Obesity puts health at risk and shortens lifespan.
  • Obesity is a disease that is very resistant to diet and exercise.
  • WLS produces lasting weight loss, improved health, and longer life.
  • WLS has been proven a safe and effective treatment for obesity.

"Overweight, obesity and abnormal fat cell function is an epidemic chronic progressive complex medical disease. Therefore it should be treated by physicians in a manner similar to other chronic medical conditions."

American Society of Bariatric Physicians

"Bariatric surgery can be a useful tool to help you break the vicious weight gain cycle and help you achieve long term weight loss and improve your overall quality of health and life."

ASMBS (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery), on Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss surgery is a group of procedures used to treat severe obesity. The most popular type of weight loss surgery currently performed in the United States is vertical sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve), followed by Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAP-BAND or REALIZE Band), and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch.

WLS Celebrity Patients

Carnie Wilson

Carnie Wilson (Musician) - Gastric Bypass/LAP-BAND

"Do not be ashamed or afraid to ask for help. That's what I did. I asked for help."

Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson (Musician) - Gastric Bypass

"I needed a jump-start to help me get my health together."

Lisa Lampanelli

Lisa Lampenelli (Comedian) - Gastric Sleeve

"You know what? Nothing's working for me. I'm going to get this surgery and use it as a tool."

Rex Ryan

Rex Ryan (NFL Coach) - LAP-BAND

"I did it because I want to see my kids grow up and I want to see their kids grow up."

Rosie O-Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell (TV Host) - Gastric Sleeve

"It's a tool, it's not an answer. You have to change the way you eat, you have to exercise."