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Helping you take control of your health
We know that losing weight can be difficult, but maintaining a healthy weight is crucial to avoiding many serious health problems. That's why our multidisciplinary bariatric team is here to offer the comprehensive care you need before, during and after your procedure.


Are you tired of trying countless diets and exercise programs, only to see the scale remain stagnant or maybe even move in the wrong direction? Have you lost weight in the past, but then gained it back and cannot lose it again? If you have been struggling with losing weight and keeping it off, we can help.

The Comprehensive Weight Loss Center at Staten Island University Hospital specializes in the surgical and medical treatment of obesity. Obesity is a complex disease of excess fat storage that can lead to many life threatening conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea, infertility, and cancer, among others.

We know that trying to lose weight and keep it off can be tiring and frustrating. For many people, diets and exercise alone do not work. That is because obesity is a complicated disease and its treatment requires more than merely eating fewer calories. For those who qualify, bariatric surgery is an option that has been proven to be the most effective treatment for sustainable weight loss. In fact, 90% of people who have bariatric surgery lose at least 50% of their excess body weight. We also offer nutritional counseling and medical weight loss options for those patients who either do not qualify for bariatric surgery or would prefer a nonsurgical treatment option.

Whichever approach you choose, our team is here to guide you through your weight loss journey every step of the way.

Free online seminar

Your weight loss journey begins here

Taking the crucial first step toward weight loss is just a few clicks away. Watch our free online seminar—it takes only 30 minutes and will help you get on the right path to a happier, healthier you. 

Our program

The team at our Comprehensive Weight Loss Center at Staten Island University Hospital has been performing bariatric surgery for close to 20 years. We use a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach that looks at all aspects of patient health and well-being before, during and after surgery. With more than 2,400 completed cases to date, our proven formula has achieved safety and success rates that meet or exceed the national norms.

Our team includes specialists in:

  • Nutrition
  • Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Internal and pulmonary medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Anesthesia
  • Rehabilitation
  • Social work

As part of your care, we also provide special services to meet your particular needs, such as:

  • Equipment to accommodate larger patients, providing a greater sense of comfort and safety
  • An expert nursing unit trained in treating bariatric surgery patients 
  • A nurse practitioner and a nutritionist on call to answer questions regarding diet and pre- and postoperative issues
  • Lifelong follow-up including diet and exercise counseling, behavioral counseling and support groups

Types of surgeries

We offer three different surgical weight loss procedures:

Though each is associated with different weight loss outcomes, all provide significant results within 12 to 24 months following the procedure. Most times, this weight loss is sustained over the long term.

Yolanda Molina is living a happier and healthier life after successful bariatric surgery and follow-up skin tightening surgery at Staten Island University Hospital.

Our surgeons

Director - Bariatric & Minim. Invasive Gen. Surg.

Specialties: Surgery

Director - Physician Director of Quality of Surgery - Bariatric Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital

Program Director - General Surgery Bariatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital

Specialties: Surgery

Specialties: Surgery