Advanced Weight Loss Surgery in Maryland
Bariatric Surgery in 3 Steps
Are you eligible for bariatric surgery?
If you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) ≥ 40 or are more than 100 pounds overweight you could be a candidate for bariatric surgery.
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Do You Qualify For Bariatric Surgery In Baltimore, Maryland? Find Out Below!
Many people question whether weight loss surgery is right for them. Weight loss surgery is a big commitment with lifelong effects, and we want to make sure that you understand whether or not it’s right for you before you commit.
Bariatric surgery in Maryland is recommended for people who:
- Have a BMI over 40, or are more than 100 pounds overweight as determined by their doctor; OR
- Have a BMI of over 35 AND have at least two obesity-related illnesses such as:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Sleep apnea
- Severe arthritis
- Fatty liver
- Coronary artery disease
- Have tried to lose weight in the past with diet and exercise with no success, AND;
- Have a history of chronic obesity
Studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and other medical journals have indicated that bariatric surgeries are the most effective methods for rapid weight loss and sustaining a healthy weight. This is because bariatric procedures cause weight loss through restrictive and malabsorptive means.
In other words, bariatric procedures reduce the amount of food that a patient can consume in one sitting, and they also limit the amount of calories that can be absorbed and used by the body. The result is caloric restriction, reduced appetite, and the correction of overeating behaviors.
Dr. Andrew Averbach, Dr. Isam Hamdallah, Dr. Caytriona Swift and their surgical team are experts in the field of bariatric surgery and have performed thousands of bariatric surgical procedures in Maryland, for patients who wish to lose large amounts of weight.
They typically recommend one of two procedures for bariatric patients: the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and the sleeve gastrectomy (also known as the gastric sleeve) in Baltimore, Maryland.These procedures are reliable, effective, and have been proven to help patients lose over 50% of their excess weight in less than a year.
Our results come not just from our surgical expertise, but our comprehensive weight loss program in Maryland that addresses both the physiological and psychological aspects of rapid weight loss in chronically obese patients.
Do I Qualify For Bariatric Surgery? Calculate your BMI below!
|18.5 – 24.9||Normal Weight||Minimal|
|25 – 29.9||Overweight||Increased|
|30 – 34.9||Obese||High|
|35 – 39.9||Severly Obese||Very High|
|40 and Over||Morbidly Obese||Extremely High|
|50 and Over||Mega Obese||Extremely High|
|60 and Over||Mega-Mega Obese||Extremely High|
Our Bariatric Specialists
A native of Moscow, Russia, Dr. Andrew Averbach is a board certified general and bariatric surgeon with more than 30 years of experience. Dr. Averbach has performed more than 3,500 weight loss procedures since 2002, and they have been safe, effective, and helped people change their lives and transform their lives for good.
Dr. Isam Hamdallah earned his medical degree at the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) School of Medicine in 2000. A native of Amman, Jordan, he continued his education and training as a surgical resident in various rotations in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Swift is trained in laparoscopic, robotic, and endoscopic techniques and offers duodenal switch, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, revisional bariatric surgery, endoscopic weight loss procedures, and surgical treatment of GERD, hiatal hernia, and achalasia.