Abington Memorial Hospital's Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery offers every surgical option available to treat obesity performed as a laparoscopic, robotic or conventional procedure. Our team of specialists is with you before, during and after surgery, offering a lifetime of follow-up care.
Q: What if I'm looking for more information about weight loss surgery?
A: Our free informational seminar is the first step toward weight loss surgery—we'll explain your options, answer questions and show you how our program can literally save your life. To determine if weight loss surgery is right for you, join us for an information session held twice a month at two convenient locations, Abington Memorial Hospital and Lansdale Hospital. To register, please call 215-441-6800.
Q. What if I'm unsure what type of surgery is right for me?
A. The Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery offers every surgical option available to treat obesity using laparoscopic, robotic and conventional procedures, including revisional surgery. Our surgeons perform Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Gastric Banding, Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch, and Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy. After each surgery is explained at our information sessions, one of our staff members will be there to answer any of your questions. If you select our program, a surgeon will explain which surgery or surgeries are right for you.
Q. What if I'm looking for a facility known for quality assurance?
A. The Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery has been designated a Center of Excellence® by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery® by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies.
Q. What if I want a loved one with me during the process?
A. The staff at the Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery welcomes their patients to bring a friend or relative to any and/or all of the information sessions and their visits in the process leading up to surgery.
Q. What if I am ready for weight loss surgery—how long will it take before I can schedule surgery?
A. The total process can take up to six months, depending on a patient's commitment and other factors such as insurance criteria, which is explained during the information session.