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Top Rated In Weight-Loss Surgery

Mercy Medical Center is a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® designated by the American Society For Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

The Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designation indicates that Mercy offers weight-loss surgery with efficacy, efficiency and safety matched by fewer than 30 percent of the hospitals that perform bariatric surgery across the country.

The hospital's weight-loss surgery program is headed by Dr. Shawn Garber, the only bariatric surgeon included in Newsday's listing of Top Doctors on Long Island. It offers both Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass (also referred to as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass) which is considered the "Gold Standard" of modern obesity surgery, and Laparoscopic Banding (Adjustable Gastric Band), including the latest technique, known as Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS), that uses just one small opening in the abdomen, through the navel, rather than the five incisions required in traditional methods.

Mercy offers monthly education and informational presentations for individuals who are contemplating bariatric surgery.

For more information, call: 516-62-MERCY.

Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® is a registered trademark of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Used by permission of ASMBS. All rights reserved.