Bariatric Support Groups

Due to the recent increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) in our region, Mather Hospital has cancelled all in-person community events until further notice.  We are taking these steps to protect the health and safety of our employees, physicians, volunteers and the communities we serve.  Thank you for your understanding. Support groups will be virtual through Microsoft…

Informational Seminars

Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery™ Informational Seminars with Arif Ahmad, MD To minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we are limiting seminars and in-person appointments. You are welcome to sign up for a televisit seminar with the Bariatric Center of Excellence team at Mather Hospital. If you are interested, please fill…

A Family of Support

Your surgery may only last a day, but your new lifestyle is for life. That’s why we offer a range of support to help you through every stage of your weight loss journey, starting with our free informational seminars through to our pre-op and post-op support groups. We want to make sure you are totally…

Endoscopic Procedure

Weight Loss Without Surgery – The Intragastric Balloon Revolutionary weight loss without surgery – no incisions, no stitches, with the non-surgical placement of the FDA approved intragastric balloon. Your Procedure According to Arif Ahmad, MD, Director of the Mather Hospital Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery™ (COEMBS™), the procedure involves the insertion of a durable silicone balloon through…

Revisional Bariatric Surgery

Revisional Bariatric Surgery may be an option for patients who have not achieved their desired results from a previous weight loss surgery. The decision to undergo revision weight loss surgery is a major decision, as it is considered a riskier surgery than first-time weight loss surgery. Since every patient is unique, you will need to…

Gastric Banding

Gastric Banding is a surgical procedure used to help obese and severely obese patients lose weight by making you feel full faster, so you eat less and lose weight. The procedure involves placing an adjustable silicone band around the upper portion of your stomach to create a small pouch. Patients who undergo Gastric Banding surgery…

Gastric Bypass (Roux-En-Y)

Gastric Bypass surgery is used to help obese and severely  obese patients permanently lose significant amounts of weight. * The procedure, known as the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, greatly reduces the size of the stomach, thereby reducing food intake. According to the medical journal Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, the mean percentage excess weight loss (%EWL) was…

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve Gastrectomy is a restrictive form of bariatric surgery that is used to help obese and severely obese patients lose weight by reducing  the stomach to approximately 15 percent of its original size. Your Procedure According to Arif Ahmad, MD, Director of the Mather Hospital Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery™ (COEMBS™), the procedure involves inserting instruments through…

Weight Loss Surgery Options

Once it has been determined that weight loss surgery is right for you, the next step is determining which procedure is right for you. Mather Hospital’s Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery™ (COEMBS™) and Arif Ahmad, MD, perform the latest procedures — including laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Banding and Revisional Bariatric Surgery — in Mather’s state-of-the-art surgical suites that are equipped…

Our Team’s Expertise

You are about to make a decision that will transform your life. You want a weight loss surgery team that understands your journey and can help you reach your goals. The Mather Hospital Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery™ features one of New York’s most experienced and successful bariatric surgeons and weight loss surgery teams who…