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If you struggle with obesity, weight loss surgery can help lead to a happier, healthier you.

Bariatric (or weight loss) surgery is a treatment option for those who have not found long-term success with other weight loss attempts. Bariatric surgery reduces the amount of food your stomach can store which helps you eat less because you feel full sooner. This leads to weight loss.

Attend an Informational Seminar

We know that sometimes it takes more than just hard work and determination to become a happier, healthier you. Our weight loss surgery program can help, offering the latest advanced surgical techniques, nutrition counseling and support programs. Ready to take the next step? Please join us for an informational seminar. Call (845) 230-4797 or email gmontazella@health-quest.org for location information and to reserve your spot today. Be sure to include your contact information.

*The physicians identified in this group are neither agents nor employees of Health Quest or any of its affiliate organizations. These physicians have selected our facilities as the place where they want to treat and care for their private patients.

An Integrated Team Focuses on Your Success

Losing weight — and keeping it off — is hard. That’s why experienced, board certified surgeons on the Putnam Hospital Center medical staff*, bariatric nurses, nutritionists and physical therapists help you every step of the way. From health insurance and presurgery claim processing to minimally invasive surgery to nutrition and exercise programs, this team is dedicated to improving your overall health and well-being.

Who Could Benefit from Bariatric Surgery

Candidates for bariatric surgery typically have one or more of these characteristics:

  • A body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more, which is roughly equal to 100 pounds more than one’s ideal body weight
  • A BMI of 35, accompanied by other serious health issues related to obesity, such as diabetes, COPD or hypertension
  • Repeated, unsuccessful attempts to lose weight through lifestyle changes
  • A willingness to make necessary, post-surgery lifestyle changes to achieve long-term success

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Types of Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric surgeons on the Putnam Hospital Center medical staff perform three types of weight loss surgery:

gastric bypass
  • Gastric Bypass is the most common weight loss operation performed in the U.S. The procedure creates a small stomach pouch and allows food to bypass a portion of the small intestine. Having the smaller stomach pouch results in patients eating less food because they feel full sooner. Bypassing a portion of the small intestine means the patient's body absorbs fewer calories.
sleeve gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy reduces the size and shape of the stomach from its normal football size to roughly the size and shape of a banana, reducing the amount of food patients need to feel full.
gastric banding
  • Gastric Banding (also referred to as lap banding) involves wrapping a small band around the upper stomach. This band can be adjusted as necessary by your doctor in order to alter the amount of food the stomach can hold – helping you feel fuller sooner and with less food.

Each surgical procedure is minimally invasive, using advanced laparoscopic techniques that require only small incisions. This frequently results in less pain and a quicker recovery. Talk with your physician to find out which surgery may be right for you.

Recovery and Results

Generally, patients can expect to resume normal activity within one to two weeks. However, surgery recovery time can vary with each individual. Most patients report seeing significant results within four weeks. Keep in mind, results can vary by individual and procedure.

Diet, Exercise and Emotional Support

After surgery, patients receive comprehensive follow-up support including monitoring of weight loss progress and vitamin levels. Specialized nutritionists help patients adjust their eating patterns to safely reach their weight loss goals.

Our weight loss support also includes:

  • Support group sessions to share personal experiences, held at all three Health Quest hospitals
  • “Pound A-Weigh” fitness program, designed by a physical therapist and personal trainer to introduce physical activity
  • Medically-supervised nutrition counseling for overweight and obese individuals

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These board certified bariatric surgeons have over 35 years of combined experience and have performed more than 4,000 surgeries using advanced techniques.

Anthony Maffei, MD, DABS

Anthony Maffei, MD, DABS

Dr. Maffei is the director of Bariatric Surgery at Putnam Hospital Center. He is a board certified general surgeon and a diplomate of the American College of Surgeons. As an assistant professor of surgery at New York Medical College, he trains residents and fellows in general surgery and minimal access surgery.

Dr. Maffei and his team present regularly at national meetings and have performed live surgeries by teleconference at many society meetings. He regularly manages some of the most challenging and complex patient cases.

Dr. Maffei completed a fellowship in minimal access/bariatric surgery at The Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery in New York. He completed his general surgery residency at The Stamford Hospital/Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and earned his medical degree at Ross University in Roseau, Dominica, West Indies.

Thomas Cerabona, MD, FACS

Thomas Cerabona, MD, FACS

Dr. Cerabona has been performing weight loss surgery since 1990. He is a board certified general surgeon, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a board certified specialist in critical care and a member of the American Bariatric Society. He is also a member of the New York State Review Board, which ensures the quality of medical care is maintained throughout the state.

He completed his surgery residency and fellowship in surgical critical care at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY, training under Dr. Ackerman, one of the founders of obesity surgery. Dr. Cerabona earned his medical degree at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY.

Ashutosh Kaul, MD, MS, FRCS, FACS

Ashutosh Kaul, MD, MS, FRCS, FACS

Dr. Kaul has been performing weight loss surgery since 2000 and is a board certified general surgeon, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, and is a member of the American Bariatric Society. He is also co-program director of minimally invasive surgery fellowship training at New York Medical College.

Dr. Kaul completed his surgical residency at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ, and completed a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery in Valhalla, NY. He earned his medical degree from Meerut University in Meerut, India.

To schedule an appointment with any of our bariatric surgeons or sign up to attend a free informational seminar, please call the Bariatrics Coordinator at (845) 230-4797. And talk to your primary care physician to get a referral.

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