If you have been struggling with obesity and have not been able to lose weight or keep it off with diet and exercise, you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one-third of the American population is obese. Extreme obesity may affect your self-esteem, your emotional health, and may increase your chance of developing devastating diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea, stroke, and cancer.
The Bariatric/Gastrointestinal Surgery Program of Yale Gastrointestinal Surgery can help you get your life back. Our program provides a comprehensive, supportive approach, offering an expert weight-loss team of world-renowned bariatric surgeons and specialists to help you reach and maintain your goal. Our program is ranked number one in the region, renowned for its safety, efficiency, success, and leading-edge, minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
, LAP-BAND® surgery
, and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
Through their practice and research, our surgeons Andrew J. Duffy, MD, Geoffrey Nadzam, MD and Kurt E. Roberts, MD, are committed to helping their patients, and patients worldwide, finally reach their goal weight and improve their overall health. As faculty of the Yale School of Medicine, they are pioneers in uncovering new approaches to weight-loss surgery and are internationally known for their research in the field of extreme obesity. They teach physicians around the country advanced bariatric laparoscopic techniques and are highly experienced at revision, or “re-do” procedures for previous weight-loss surgeries performed at other locations.
The Yale Bariatric/Gastrointestinal Surgery Program's surgical team members include:
- Andrew Duffy, MD, FACS, Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Yale-New Haven Health System; Director, Yale Surgical Skills and Simulation Center; Associate Professor of Surgery
- Geoffrey Nadzam, MD, FACS, Site Director, Surgical Residency Program; Site Director, Bariatric Surgery Program at St. Raphael's Campus; Assistant Professor of Surgery
- Kurt Roberts, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery