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Bariatric patient working with nurse to lose weight

Millions of people suffer from obesity and the many health problems associated with it. Have you have tried numerous diets and weight-loss programs without success? Are you worried about diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease? Does your weight interfere with your everyday activities and relationships?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone and may qualify for weight loss surgery. It is not too late to lead a healthier life, and bariatric surgery has been shown to been an effective and permanent tool in overcoming obesity.

What to Expect

We want you to know that weight loss surgery is both safe and effective. It can help you lose weight, keep it off and even resolve many of the diseases associated with morbid obesity. At the Sibley Center for Weight Loss Surgery, we are committed to helping you achieve your weight loss goals and enjoy a healthier, more active lifestyle. We offer major bariatric surgery procedures including laparoscopic gastric bypass and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (Lap-Band® and Realize Band®) and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

We are proud to be a part of the Johns Hopkins Medicine family of hospitals, one of the leading healthcare authorities in the United States and the world. Our dedication to your safety means that you will have a team of caring professionals guiding you through the process.

Paying for Surgery

Our program offers various payment options, and we work with most major health insurance plans. We can also give you guidance on third-party financing programs and self-pay programs.

Learn More

See for more information about bariatric surgery at Sibley Hospital, free seminars and other educational events.

Ask the Expert: Bariatric Surgery vs. Diet and Exercise

In this video, Katherine Lamond, M.D., M.S. FACS, director, Bariatric Surgery, provides answers about weight loss surgery as part of Sibley’s Ask the Expert series. She addresses how weight loss surgery can make all the difference in maintaining long-term weight loss as well as improve chronic conditions only treatable with medication.

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