Weight Loss Surgery
Is Weight Loss Surgery for You?
Attend a free seminar at Saint Mary’s to learn more. Call us at 203-709-7722 or register now.
With Saint Mary’s weight loss surgery team, you can measure success not only by how much weight you might lose, but also by how your life may be transformed. Our integrated, multidisciplinary approach offers the support you need, before, during and after surgery. The first step is to attend one of Saint Mary’s free seminars, where you’ll meet the experts and get the facts.
The highly trained surgeons and staff at Saint Mary’s Hospital provide the tools and resources for long-lasting change, including outstanding post-surgical support services designed to help you succeed. You provide the commitment. Together we set your life back in motion.
Am I a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?
You may be a candidate for weight loss surgery at Saint Mary’s, if you meet the following National Institutes of Health criteria:
- You are between the ages of 18 and 65. (Those under 18 and over 65 can be discussed on an individual basis.)
- You have been overweight for more than 5 years.
- Have a BMI over 40kg/m2 or a BMI under 35kg/m2 with other medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or difficulty sleeping.
- You have failed previous weight loss attempts.
- You are committed to the lifestyle change associated with weight loss surgery.
- You are willing to follow the dietary guidelines after surgery.
Our free online health library provides additional guidance in answering the question, "Should I have weight loss surgery?"
Which Procedure Is Right for You?
Our surgeons work with you to decide which procedure is best for you. A majority of procedures are done using a technique called laparoscopic surgery, which requires just a few small incisions, leaving minimal scars. Using smaller incisions also means less pain, fewer complications, and a shorter hospital stay. We offer three weight loss surgery options:
Read more about each type of weight loss surgery, or call us at 203-709-7722 to register for a free seminar.
Support At Every Stage
Surgical weight loss requires a special commitment to transform your life, and the team at Saint Mary’s is there to support you every step of the way, including an informational seminar where you'll meet our staff and have your questions answered. Register for the seminar.
Support groups to help you stay on track after surgery. Learn more about our weight loss support groups.