At Cooper University Health Care’s Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, we understand the challenges of losing weight. If diet, exercise, and other approaches haven’t helped you achieve your health goals, bariatric surgery may be the right option for you.
Why Choose Coooper for Bariatric Surgery?
Our expert surgical team has performed thousands of bariatric procedures. Our fellowship-trained surgeons, advanced practice nurses, anesthesiologists, and operating room technicians all specialize in weight-loss surgery. This level of expertise ensures that procedures are not only effective, but also safe, with complication rates below the national average.
We meet rigorous criteria for high-quality surgical care. As a result, the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program has named us an MBSAQIP Accredited Comprehensive with Adolescent Qualifications Center.
After surgery, our specialists follow you for life, providing the ongoing support you need to make surgery a success. Our doctors and nurses are on call 24/7 to answer any questions or concerns you may have after surgery.
Reasons to Consider Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric surgery can be the key to finding weight loss that lasts. Our patients consider surgery for a variety of reasons, including:
- Nonsurgical methods usually aren’t effective for severe obesity: We recognize that approaches such as diet, exercise, behavior modification, and medications can only do so much. These changes generally don’t achieve and maintain significant weight loss in adults with severe obesity, defined as a body mass index, or BMI, of more than 35. Learn more about obesity and body mass index.
- Bariatric surgery is a proven way to lose weight: More than 90 percent of people with severe obesity lose at least half of their excess weight after bariatric surgery, according to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. More than 80 percent of people with morbid obesity (a BMI of more than 40) are able to maintain this level of weight loss. Read more about the types of weight-loss surgery available at our center and learn who is eligible for weight-loss surgery.
- Surgery can resolve coexisting health problems: Our goal is to use surgery to help treat health problems associated with obesity, including type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. Learn more about the conditions that weight-loss surgery can help.
- Health benefits outweigh surgical risks: Weight-loss surgery can improve your quality of life by 95 percent and reduce your risk of premature death by nearly 90 percent. In addition, the risk of complications from surgery is very low. Read more about the benefits and risks of weight-loss surgery.
- Insurance often covers surgery: Weight-loss surgery is usually covered by private and public health insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. Learn more about health insurance and weight-loss surgery.