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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery

At Saint Anne's Hospital, we know that weight loss is hard. That's why our entire team works closely with our patients, providing education about bariatric surgery and supporting each individual every step of the way.

Bariatric Surgery

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

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Bariatric Surgery at Saint Anne's Hospital

To schedule a consultation (including virtual visits): Call 508-672-0483

To learn more or sign up for a free information session: Call 508-235-5305

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 and sustainable way.

We offer surgical and medical options, plus comprehensive support including nutritional counseling, to help you lose weight and lead a healthier life. We also are the region's first provider of da Vinci robotic-assisted gastric sleeve bariatric surgery.

Take the First Step

Is weight loss surgery for you? Find out at a free informational seminar - now 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 surgeons Anthony McCluney, MD, and Danilo Decio, MD.  

Click to register now for our next free seminar.

You may also consult a physician from your own home via a "virtual visit." For more information, call 508-672-0483.

Support Groups

If you are scheduled for bariatric surgery, or have undergone a bariatric procedure: Our free monthly support group - also now held online - offers vibrant, continuous support for your new lifestyle by talking with our experts and with others who have undergone surgery. This group meets for one hour. See our calendar of monthly support groups here.

Interpreter services are available. 

Surgical options

Our surgeons, nurses, dietitians, and behavioral therapists who are specially trained in bariatric surgery and weight loss 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, which is becoming the most common procedure, is now a routine surgery. 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. Gastric sleeve surgery is performed locally at Saint Anne's Hospital. Robotic-assisted gastric sleeve surgery, using advanced da Vinci Xi robotic technology, also is available at Saint Anne's Hospital for qualified patients
  • Gastric bypass surgery involves creating a small pouch from the stomach and connecting the newly created pouch directly to the small intestine. Gastric bypass is performed locally at Saint Anne's Hospital.
  • LAP-BAND® surgery uses an inflatable silicone device that is surgically implanted around the top portion of the stomach to help a person lose weight. This procedure is available at our sister hospital, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, in Boston.

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 508-235-5305.

Accreditation

MBSAQIP accreditation logoSaint 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. 

Awards

2022 Women's Choice Award Bariatric Surgery

Saint 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.

 

What Our Patients Are Saying

Hear what some of our bariatric surgery patients have said about their experiences:

April Alves:
April Alves“What have been the best parts of my weight loss experience? 'WOW!', 'You look great!', 'That dress looks great on you!', and other exclamations others have said to me. Another is how good I feel. I walk at least 50 minutes a day, five days a week. My energy, stamina, and positivity are sooooo much better!”

 

 

 

 

Kathy+Jeff MedeirosKathy and Jeff Medeiros:
“For anyone considering weight loss surgery, you need to be mentally ready to make huge lifestyle changes and use the surgery as a tool. We had the advantage of doing it together. We both understood what each other was going through and we had constant support."

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Thinking About Bariatric Surgery?

If you're thinking about bariatric surgery, criteria designed by the National Institutes of Health may help. Click here to learn more.

Resources

woman in pink at weight loss consultation
Weight Loss Surgery FAQs
"What's New in Bariatric Surgery?": Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
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.

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