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Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Program


Jefferson's Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Program offers minimally invasive procedures — including gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy — to help patients begin the journey to a healthier life.

Laparoscopy, also known as minimally invasive surgery, has revolutionized weight-loss surgery. The weight loss achieved is similar to older open procedures. However, because smaller incisions are less painful, you get out of bed the night of your surgery. This can help shorten your hospital stay to as little as two days for gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy.

Jefferson is a Bariatric Surgery Accredited Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). Our surgeons are board certified by the American Board of Surgery. We collaborate with our nurse practitioners, dieticians, psychologists and medical consultant physicians – taking time to get to know you to help ensure you receive the highest-quality care.

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"My Weight Loss" Success Stories

WebinarFrom years of failed dieting attempts, to being at high risk of a host of serious health conditions to being tired of weight limiting their ability to enjoy life, our patients discuss their reasons for choosing bariatric surgery at Jefferson and share their success stories.

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Seminar Dates

Join us for a free seminar and find out if bariatric surgery is right for you! Our physician will discuss the various procedures available and answer any of your questions.

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Jefferson's Methodist Hospital
2301 South Broad Street, Morgan Conference Room
Philadelphia, PA 19148


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Success Stories

To help others, Velour had to help herself.

A certified nursing assistant, Velour was constantly on her feet. Her focus was always on her patients, but her weight was interfering with her ability to help others and her lengthy list of health issues was growing.

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It's not just on the scale that I see the difference.

After years of failed dieting, yo-yo weight losses followed by gains and growing tired of always being the heaviest person in the room, Paul began thinking about having bariatric surgery. At 6 feet, 2 inches tall and 379 pounds, the Downingtown father of three was ready to make a change in his life.

Read how Paul Lost 140 Pounds >

I'm winning the weight loss challenge.

Carlos was not just obese, but morbidly obese and at high risk of a host of serious health conditions including heart disease, stroke and diabetes. He decided it was time to make a dramatic change.

Read how Carlos Lost 160 Pounds >

I'm healthier now, so I can be there for my son.

Dolores realized she had to choose a method of losing weight that would also provide her with support to help her keep it off. She decided to have bariatric surgery.

Read how Dolores Lost 115 Pounds >

I broke up with my "best friend" - food.

Food and eating were Georgette's best friends. Food never judged her. Eating always comforted her. But for her health she needed to redefine those relationships. She turned to Jefferson to help her break up with her best friends.

Read how Georgette Lost 107 Pounds >