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Freedom from obesity is within your reach
Our nationally recognized bariatric program has helped thousands of men and women successfully take control of their weight and improve their lives—and you can too.

About us

At North Shore University Hospital, we are dedicated to delivering high-quality care and excellent outcomes in bariatric surgery. That’s why our bariatric program continues to be nationally recognized as a leading accredited bariatric center for the fifth time by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®).

What sets us apart is our unique approach to weight loss surgery. With a comprehensive team of specialty surgeons, behavioral and nutritional counselors, exercise physiologists and obesity management specialists, we provide initial and ongoing support to help patients achieve their health and weight loss goals.

For more than 20 years, our Comprehensive Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery Program continues to achieve the highest quality outcomes for our patients. The infrastructure of our program and the use of evidence-based clinical practices guidelines promotes optimal patient care. 

Many people who are morbidly obese can benefit from our program to lose weight and keep it off long term. We provide patients who are severely and chronically overweight with state-of-the-art care and several weight loss procedures in a supportive, patient- and-family-centered environment.

For the safest, most effective treatments, our team of highly skilled surgeons has compiled practice guidelines endorsed by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). These guidelines include criteria for which patients are candidates for surgery, as well as nutritional and psychological assessments.

We realize this is a life-changing decision, and we are here to help in any way we can. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions or concerns. Your surgeon and team of professionals at North Shore Surgical Specialists and North Shore University Hospital are dedicated to providing you with the best possible care.

Programs and services

The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, commonly referred to as gastric bypass, is a well-known weight loss combination procedure that uses both restriction (limiting the size of the stomach) and malabsorption (limiting the amount of calories and nutrients absorbed).

Revisional/conversional metabolic bariatric surgery

Revisional or conversional procedures are intended for patients who have had bariatric surgery in the past, have had surgical issues or have not achieved their weight loss goals.

Gastric sleeve surgery, or sleeve gastrectomy, is a surgical procedure that removes a significant portion of the stomach. It involves reshaping the stomach into a long tube shape or “sleeve,” restricting the amount of food and calories that can be eaten.

The adjustable gastric band is a weight loss procedure that involves placing a device around the stomach, which adjusts to restrict the amount of food you can eat at one time.

Our team

Dominick Gadaleta, MD

Chief of Division of Surgery - Division of General Surgery, North Shore University Hospital

Chairman of Surgery, Southside Hospital

Specialties: Surgery

Larry Ely Gellman, MD

Specialties: Surgery

At Northwell Health, we are here to help you reach your goals. Our personalized services are designed to help you every step of the way—from diagnosis and surgical treatment to long-term patient and family support.

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