Dr. William Graber and the Bariatric Surgery Program at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) have performed thousands of metabolic and weight loss surgeries since 2002. The program, which is located at the St. Luke’s Campus, is a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accredited Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) Accredited – Comprehensive Center. The MBSAQIP designation ensures we maintain the highest standards in surgical techniques and practice standardization, which has resulted in a dependable program with excellent outcomes.

At MVHS, our dedicated team of experienced professionals is here to assist you throughout your weight loss surgery journey. Visit www.drgrabermd.com or call 315-235-2540 to learn more about our program and to register for a consult. It is our pleasure to help guide you through all the steps of undergoing weight loss surgery.

MVHS offers some of the most well established metabolic/weight loss operations – the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, the Gastric Sleeve, and management/removal or revision of Adjustable Gastric Bands.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
The gastric bypass is a procedure that has been performed for decades. This procedure is regarded as the “gold-standard” of bariatric procedures. It provides significant weight loss of up to 80 percent of excess weight, generally achieved within 1 to 2 years following surgery. The gastric bypass works by restricting the amount of food that can be consumed in one sitting and also by altering gut hormones in a way that decreases appetite and increases feelings of fullness. But it is not just about weight loss – the gastric bypass is regarded as a highly effective treatment for diabetes in people who have a high body mass index (BMI).

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve)
The gastric sleeve works similarly to the gastric bypass in that there is restriction of how much food the stomach can hold at one time. Also like the gastric bypass, this procedure causes hormonal changes that decrease appetite and increase feelings of fullness. The gastric sleeve leads to significant weight loss, although it may be slightly less than the amount from gastric bypass.