At the Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center, we offer an unparalleled combination of surgical excellence and experience, interdisciplinary expertise, and compassionate services tailored to our patients’ needs.

Our bariatric specialists are nationally recognized leaders in the field and are frequently called upon to present scholarly papers and conduct research. They include fellow-trained surgeons who have years of experience performing laparoscopic and bariatric surgery and a bariatric medicine specialist who is triple board certified with nearly 20 years of field experience.

What is Bariatric Medicine?

Bariatric medicine focuses on treating and managing obesity and related health conditions. It involves specialized care tailored to each individual's needs, including dietary guidance, exercise plans, behavioral therapy, and weight loss surgery.

Our doctors at Stony Brook Medicine work together to improve overall health and quality of life by addressing the underlying causes of obesity and its associated health risks.

Why Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is a surgical procedure that promotes weight loss. It may include any one of several procedures that make the stomach smaller so that the patient feels satisfied with less food and fewer calories. Bariatric surgery is for people with a BMI of 40 or greater, or those with a BMI of greater than 35 and co-morbid conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, or sleep apnea.

Key points to remember about bariatric surgery:

  • Bariatric surgery is not cosmetic surgery
  • Bariatric surgery does not involve the removal of adipose tissue (fat)
  • Patients must commit to long-term lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise

If you have more questions about bariatric surgery, explore our FAQs here.

Bariatrics and Metabolic Weightloss Team

Our Weight Loss Team

At the Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center at Stony Brook, we know that developing a healthy lifestyle takes more than surgery; it requires hard work and an integrated support network.

Our interdisciplinary team includes a broad group of experienced and credentialed professionals committed to helping you achieve your weight loss goals and improve your overall health.

Our weight loss team includes:

  • Bariatric Surgeons
  • Bariatricians
  • Dietitians/Nutritionists
  • Gastrointestinal Specialists
  • Diabetes Specialists
  • Orthopaedic Physicians
  • And more

Our goal is to support you every step of the way in your journey to change your weight, change your health, and change your life. Please schedule a consultation with our bariatric experts or call (631) 444-BARI (2274) to request an appointment.