Bariatric Surgery

ECMC_Health-Services_Bariatric-Surgery_NEW_Header1-mobile
ECMC_Health-Services_Bariatric-Surgery_NEW_Header2
ecmc-bariatric-photo-1

Bariatric surgery for better quality of life and health.

At Synergy Bariatrics, a department of ECMC, our mission is to provide compassionate, patient-centered medical and surgical care to patients seeking better health through weight loss and weight loss surgery. To do so, we use methods proven to get weight loss results, while striving to better understand the causes of obesity and related conditions.

If you’re a new patient, please contact us at (716) 565-3990 ext. 100 or visit our website at synergybariatrics.com to request an account online and begin online educational seminar.

Patient Eligibility for Weight Loss Surgery

For successful and healthy weight loss, itʼs very important that patients understand the requirements and are motivated to work with our staff, follow up regularly after surgery, and adhere to the lifestyle changes we will teach you.

Most commonly, people that are motivated to continue with follow-up visits, lose the most weight, and actively participate in their treatment of other medical conditions have the greatest improvement in their quality of life. (Learn more »)

CONDITIONS & DISEASES    |    Bariatric Surgery

In addition to weight loss, the metabolic changes that result from weight loss surgery can improve conditions such as:

  • Sleep apnea
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease (including coronary artery disease)
ecmc-renal-care-header-inset-1
ecmc-renal-care-tab-inset-2

TREATMENTS & PROCEDURES    |    Bariatric Surgery

Generally, there are three types of weight loss surgery procedures performed at Synergy Bariatrics, each with their own advantages and disadvantages for weight loss, improvement of chronic disease conditions, and associated risk factors.

  • Sleeve gastrectomy involves a bariatric surgeon removing about 80% of the stomach, leaving a small, sleeve-shaped pouch, but making no changes to the small intestine. (Learn more »)
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery creates a small upper stomach pouch, limiting the volume of food that can be eaten. (Learn more »)
  • Revisional bariatric surgery for those patients who have poor initial weight loss or experience weight regain following their initial bariatric surgery.
ecmc-renal-care-header-inset-1
ecmc-renal-care-tab-inset-2

PATIENT ELIGIBILITY    |    Bariatric Surgery

Patients choose bariatric surgery for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Diet and exercise have not been effective. Years of research has shown that while people can be successful losing weight for a short period of time, it is often difficult to avoid gaining the weight again. New research shows that the body may try to counteract weight loss with hormone changes affecting the bodyʼs regulation of hunger, appetite, and metabolism, which bariatric surgery can address.
  • To better control chronic conditions. Obesity can lead to a variety of chronic diseases, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes. The gastric bypass and gastric sleeve procedures can help improve these conditions, potentially decreasing the number of medications patients are required to take.
  • To improve quality of life and longevity. In a study of 10,000 obese patients, 40% fewer deaths occurred in a 7-year follow up period for the patients that underwent gastric bypass. In addition, the people who had gastric bypass surgery experienced:
    • 56% fewer deaths from coronary artery disease
    • 60% fewer deaths from cancer
    • 92% fewer deaths from diabetes

Having worked with over 6,000 patients, weʼve also seen that patients who actively participate in their pre- and post-surgery treatment have a better chance of achieving the best results. To that end, we promote patient education, regular check-ups, and the support of family and peers to take on the challenges that come along with surgery. We also encourage patient success through healthy eating, regular physical activity, and other behavioral changes. (Learn more about Patient Eligibility for Bariatric Surgery »)

ecmc-renal-care-header-inset-1
ecmc-renal-care-tab-inset-2

Conditions & Diseases

ecmc-renal-care-tab-inset-2

CONDITIONS & DISEASES    |    Bariatric Surgery

In addition to weight loss, the metabolic changes that result from weight loss surgery can improve conditions such as:

  • Sleep apnea
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease (including coronary artery disease)

Treatments & Procedures

ecmc-renal-care-header-inset-1

TREATMENTS & PROCEDURES    |    Bariatric Surgery

Generally, there are three types of weight loss surgery procedures performed at Synergy Bariatrics, each with their own advantages and disadvantages for weight loss, improvement of chronic disease conditions, and associated risk factors.

  • Sleeve gastrectomy involves a bariatric surgeon removing about 80% of the stomach, leaving a small, sleeve-shaped pouch, but making no changes to the small intestine. (Learn more »)
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery creates a small upper stomach pouch, limiting the volume of food that can be eaten. (Learn more »)
  • Revisional bariatric surgery for those patients who have poor initial weight loss or experience weight regain following their initial bariatric surgery.

Patient Eligibility

ecmc-renal-care-header-inset-1

PATIENT ELIGIBILITY | Bariatric Surgery

Patients choose bariatric surgery for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Diet and exercise have not been effective. Years of research has shown that while people can be successful losing weight for a short period of time, it is often difficult to avoid gaining the weight again. New research shows that the body may try to counteract weight loss with hormone changes affecting the bodyʼs regulation of hunger, appetite, and metabolism, which bariatric surgery can address.
  • To better control chronic conditions. Obesity can lead to a variety of chronic diseases, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes. The gastric bypass and gastric sleeve procedures can help improve these conditions, potentially decreasing the number of medications patients are required to take.
  • To improve quality of life and longevity. In a study of 10,000 obese patients, 40% fewer deaths occurred in a 7-year follow up period for the patients that underwent gastric bypass. In addition, the people who had gastric bypass surgery experienced:
    • 56% fewer deaths from coronary artery disease
    • 60% fewer deaths from cancer
    • 92% fewer deaths from diabetes

Having worked with over 6,000 patients, weʼve also seen that patients who actively participate in their pre- and post-surgery treatment have a better chance of achieving the best results. To that end, we promote patient education, regular check-ups, and the support of family and peers to take on the challenges that come along with surgery. We also encourage patient success through healthy eating, regular physical activity, and other behavioral changes. (Learn more about Patient Eligibility for Bariatric Surgery »)

Our Doctors

Meet our dedicated team of doctors who bring the best of their comprehensive medical expertise to bear for our bariatric surgery patients.


nnnnnnnnnnn
n
n
n
n
n

You are now leaving ECMC.edu

Erie County Medical Center Corporation (ECMCC) is not responsible for the content, privacy policy, accuracy or legality of any website accessed through a link on www.ecmc.edu. A link to another website does not constitute an endorsement, guarantee or approval by ECMCC of the linked website, or the information, products or services contained therein.