South Shore Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital offer a joint bariatric surgery program that offers state-of-the-art surgical treatment, as well as long-term nutritional and behavioral health support to patients who are committed to improving their health and achieving lasting weight loss.
Bariatric patients who live on the South Shore can schedule their pre- and post-operative tests and appointments at Brigham and Women’s Surgical Associates at 51 Performance Drive in Weymouth and at South Shore Hospital. This includes gastrointestinal studies and electrocardiograms as well as surgical nutrition and behavioral health follow-up appointments. The only part of the weight-loss journey that is performed in Boston is the surgery itself.
The program is led by bariatric surgeon Neil Ghushe, MD, FACS, Brigham and Women’s Surgical Associates. Dr. Ghushe is fellowship trained in bariatric surgery and board certified in surgery.
Weight-loss surgery can help patients in many ways. It is an important step in treating heart disease, depression, asthma, infertility in women, osteoarthritis, and gout. Also bariatric surgery is believed to be particularly effective at treating metabolic conditions including:
To quality for surgery, you must have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, or a BMI of 35-40 along with a related health condition such as high blood pressure, diabetes or sleep apnea.
We offer informational session every month on the South Shore. It’s your opportunity to meet Dr. Ghushe, learn about the types of procedures, insurance coverage and diet changes and ask questions about the process. Register for one of the upcoming sessions today.
To learn more about our joint program, visit The Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery on Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s website or talk to the bariatric program coordinator at 617-732-8500 ext. 1.