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Weill Cornell Medicine’s comprehensive weight loss surgery program provides long-term solutions for patients who continually struggle with their weight.

Our physicians are concerned about how heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, and even sleep disorders are often the consequences of excessive weight. We understand it can be very challenging, and while many people can succeed in achieving some weight loss, sustaining that weight loss or maintaining optimal weight is often difficult, and for some, impossible. 

To help patients lose weight, we offer counseling, medical obesity screening, surgery, if indicated, and extensive follow-up by an expert team of board-certified bariatric surgeons, including gastric sleeve surgeons, as well as advanced nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, and registered dietitians.

GI Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery in New York

Our world-renowned surgeons have pioneered innovative surgical procedures that are at the forefront of weight-loss techniques, as well as laparoscopic procedures for a broad range of digestive disorders. We specialize in minimally invasive bariatric surgery, enabling our patients to undergo weight-loss procedures that can be performed through small incisions, which facilitates faster recovery. At Weill Cornell Medicine, our weight loss surgery options include gastric bypass surgery and vertical sleeve gastrectomy, all performed at NewYork-Presbyterian, the #1 hospital in NYC 17 years in a row.

Most recently, the American College of Surgeons has accredited NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center as a Center of Excellence in bariatric surgery with the highest possible designation – the first program to be so named in New York State and one of only seven nationwide.

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520 East 70th Street, Starr 8
New York, NY 10021
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520 East 70th Street, Starr 8
New York, NY 10021
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Dr. Gregory Dakin discusses Weill Cornell Medicine's minimally invasive approach, which results in less pain, shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery time.

What Our Patients Are Saying

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Talking about Alfons Pomp, M.D.

"Dr. Pomp and the entire are Wonderful. Caring and discuss your entire procedure before. Great Bedside manner and would recommend to anyone. There is a reason Dr. Pomp is the Chief of Bariatric Surgery at one of the best hospitals in the world"

Feb 02, 2019
Source: Healthgrades
A. Brown

"I had my surgery in 2009 I had no problems except me taking my supplements. He simply the best in his field."

Jan 21, 2019
Source: Healthgrades
Carmen T.

"Attentive, respectful, observant and yet intuitive physician, that listens to all my concerns and clarify the facts. He cleary informs and explains procedures, medical reports and other related information to ensure the best patient experince. My highest recommendation to Dr. Afaneh and his W. Cornell staff."

Nov 10, 2018
Source: Healthgrades
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