Weight Loss Surgery Procedures
Drs. Bilof and Yurcisin Are Focused on Healthy Weight Loss
Depending upon your medical history, weight loss goals, lifestyle, and expectations, Dr. Bilof and Dr. Yurcisin can recommend a treatment plan that’s right for you. Drs. Bilof and Yurcisin will go over all the available bariatric surgery procedures we offer in Millburn, NJ during your personal consultation. The dedicated Garden State Bariatrics & Wellness Center staff is here to answer any questions you may have. We want you to feel comfortable and knowledgeable about medical weight loss surgery and determining which option is best for you.
“We are very excited about what we do because of the phenomenal success rate we see in treating our patients. For some time now, we have been extremely concerned about the effects of type 2 diabetes on our patients – it is the leading cause of blindness, limb loss, and kidney failure in the country. The satisfaction we receive at seeing people actually get better is incredibly fulfilling.”
-Drs. Bilof and Yurcisin
Why Choose Weight Loss Surgery at Garden State Bariatrics?
Bariatric surgery is not a “quick fix.” It represents a serious commitment to reclaiming your health. Today, more Americans are morbidly obese – meaning 100+ pounds above normal body weight – than ever before. Many people have experienced the ravages of obesity and its related diseases like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and heart disease or have witnessed the suffering of their loved ones. Drs. Bilof and Yurcisin, designated as Center of Excellence Surgeons by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, have collectively performed more than 3,500 successful gastric bypass, duodenal switch, and gastric sleeve surgeries over the course of their careers. We have seen a dramatic reduction in our patients’ type 2 diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary artery disease, as well as the following:
Who is Eligible for Bariatric Surgery?
The criteria for bariatric surgery procedures at our Millburn, Toms River, and Browns Mills locations are fairly straightforward. The same criteria apply whether you’re considering gastric bypass or a bariatric sleeve procedure. If your Body Mass Index (or BMI – a height-to-weight ratio) is greater than or equal to 40, then you are a candidate for weight loss surgery. If your BMI is between 35 and 39.9, you may be a candidate for surgery if you have serious medical problems related to obesity, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, or sleep apnea. There is no “one size fits all” bariatric surgery procedure. We offer several procedures at Garden State Bariatrics & Wellness Center, including:
With an impressive 98% cure rate, the duodenal switch (DS) surgery is one of the most effective bariatric treatments for improving type 2 diabetes. It combines two surgical techniques – restrictive and malabsorptive – to reduce the stomach’s size and rearrange the small intestine. Patients who have undergone a duodenal switch surgery consume less food than normal.
Also known as the Roux-en-Y procedure, gastric bypass surgery combines two surgical techniques – restrictive and malabsorptive – to reduce the stomach’s size and restrict the amount of food a patient can consume. Gastric bypass patients tend to lose excess weight more rapidly than patients who have undergone other bariatric procedures. There is also a higher percentage of gastric bypass patients who can keep off the excess weight with long-term follow-up care.
A sleeve gastrectomy procedure uses restriction and a chemical/hormonal effect to reduce the stomach’s size and reduce the amount of food intake. The chemical/hormonal effect causes the patient to experience a significant reduction in their appetite for a prolonged period after the surgery, promoting ongoing weight loss. Originally part of a two-surgery approach with the duodenal switch, gastric sleeve surgery is now a standalone bariatric procedure approved by many insurance companies.
Sometimes, patients do not lose the amount of weight intended when they undergo bariatric surgery, and a revisional procedure is necessary several years later. The Garden State Bariatrics team is highly experienced with revisional bariatric surgery, especially using a gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, or duodenal switch to correct a gastric band that didn’t yield satisfactory results. Not many skilled surgeons offer to convert a gastric bypass to a duodenal switch, but we can do it!
Reclaim Your Health: Schedule a Bariatric Surgery Consultation
Is it time you reclaimed your health and body and renewed your life? Contact Garden State Bariatrics to discuss our various bariatric surgery procedures to see which one is right for you. If you have questions about the bariatric surgery diet or whether your insurance will cover the procedure, we also encourage you to browse our bariatric surgery frequently asked questions. We also provide many helpful patient resources, ranging from monthly newsletters and patient success stories to blogs and podcasts.