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Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)

Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)

Losing weight is difficult. At Saint Anne's Hospital, our entire weight loss team works closely with you to help you reach your goals by teaching you about your best options for losing weight and supporting you every step of the way.

Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)

795 Middle Street,
Fall River, MA 02721
508-672-0483

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Bariatric Surgery at Saint Anne's Hospital

Compassionate, personalized care is the key to successful weight loss. Bariatric surgery at Saint Anne's Hospital includes regular monitoring to ensure you lose weight in a healthy way, and keep it off.

We offer surgical and medical options, as well as nutritional counseling, to help you lose weight and lead a healthier life.

Surgical Options

Our team of surgeons, nurses, dietitians, and behavioral therapists are specially trained in bariatric surgery and weight loss. They will work with you to determine the best procedure for you, while offering support and encouragement along the way.

Bariatric procedures include:

  • Gastric sleeve surgery involves removing part of the stomach, leading you to feel full from eating less food. This is becoming the most common procedure. It takes approximately 45 minutes, is often done in a community hospital, and typically requires a one-night hospital stay. Patients are back to most activities within a week. Saint Anne’s Hospital is the region's first to offer da Vinci robotic-assisted gastric sleeve bariatric surgery. This advanced technique often results in faster recovery and shorter hospital stay, fewer stitches and less scarring, lower risk of complications and infections, and less blood loss during surgery.
  • Gastric bypass surgery involves creating a small pouch from the stomach and connecting the newly created pouch directly to the small intestine.

Non-surgical Options

If your BMI is between 30 and 35, you may benefit from medical weight loss. For more information, ask your doctor if medical weight loss is an option for you, or call our bariatric program coordinator at 774-400-4688.

Awards and Accreditation

MBSAQIP SealSaint Anne's Hospital's Bariatric Surgery Program is accredited as a comprehensive center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) certified by the American College of Surgeons and American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The MBSAQIP accreditation sets national standards for bariatric surgery centers with a goal of advancing safe and high-quality care for bariatric surgery patients. This voluntary yet rigorous accreditation process for bariatric surgery centers consists of regularly maintaining specific physical resources, human resources and standards of practice, and reporting these outcomes to the MBSAQIP database. 

 

Women's Choice Award SealSaint Anne’s Hospital has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in health care. The award signifies that Saint Anne’s is in the top 1% of 4,542 U.S. hospitals reviewed for bariatric surgery. Read more.

 


Seminars and Support Groups

Attend a Weight Loss Informational Seminar

Our free informational seminars are an easy way for you to find out if weight loss surgery is right for you. Seminars are held online so you can participate from the comfort of your home. These one-hour programs are led by Matthew LeMaitre, MD, metabolic and bariatric surgery director at Saint Anne's Hospital, and bariatric surgeon Anthony McCluney, MD.  

To access the next informational seminar, click the date below. The link will open the meeting in Microsoft Teams. (There's no need to download the Teams app. Just click "Continue on this Browser" to join the meeting in progress!)

Join a Weight Loss Support Group

Whether you are scheduled for bariatric surgery, or have already undergone a bariatric procedure, our online support groups offer vibrant, continuous support for your new lifestyle. During each session, you’ll talk with our experts and with others who have undergone surgery. This group meets for one hour. 

To access an upcoming meeting of the support group, click the appropriate date below. The link will open the meeting in Microsoft Teams at the time of the meeting. (There's no need to download the Teams app. Just click "Continue on this Browser" to join the meeting in progress!)

Click here if you need more information about any of our upcoming seminars and support groups.

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Success Stories

Hear how bariatric surgery at Saint Anne’s Hospital changed Cindy’s life, from needing fewer medications to enjoying active outings with her family and becoming a hot yoga enthusiast.

Patient before and after image

Patient before and after image

Patient before and after image

Resources

health benefits of weight loss
What’s different about weight loss surgery at Saint Anne’s Hospital?
Saint Anne’s Hospital Bariatric Surgeon Danilo Decio, MD, describes how staff at Saint Anne’s Hospital Center for Weight Loss work side-by-side with patients to support them before, during, and long after weight loss surgery.
Saint Anne's Hospital bariatric surgery
How does weight loss improve your overall health?
Saint Anne’s Hospital Bariatric Surgeon Danilo Decio, MD, explains how the health benefits of bariatric surgery often go beyond weight loss, reducing the effects of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, sleep apnea, and more.
Weight loss patient with clinician
Bariatric Surgery Criteria
If you're thinking about bariatric surgery, criteria designed by the National Institutes of Health may help.

Our Team

Matthew Lemaitre, MD
Matthew Lemaitre, MD

Bariatric Surgery

Anthony McCluney, MD
Anthony McCluney, MD

Bariatric Surgery

Danilo Decio, MD
Danilo Decio, MD

Surgery,
General Surgery