Bariatric Surgery Specialist

New York Minimally Invasive Surgery, PLLC

Marina Kurian, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery located in Upper East Side, New York, NY & Astoria, NY

Do you struggle with obesity, even when you try to eat right and exercise? Bariatric surgery could give you the boost you need to lose the extra weight. Surgery itself isn’t a weight-loss solution, but it is a tool to help you lose weight when you’re ready to change your life. At New York Minimally Invasive Surgery, PLLC, Marina Kurian MD, FACS, FASMBS, specializes in minimally invasive bariatric surgery. Book online or call their New York City offices in Manhattan’s Upper East Side and the Financial District, and in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. They also have offices in Harrison, Great Neck, and Lake Success, New York.

Bariatric Surgery Q&A

What is bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery is weight-loss surgery that modifies your digestive system. The goal of bariatric surgery is to support safe and effective weight loss, particularly when a healthy diet and exercise haven’t worked for you.

Bariatric surgery can be a good option for people who are obese and facing serious health issues, but all types of weight-loss surgery are major procedures. It’s important to consider the risks of surgery and understand that permanent lifestyle changes are necessary to ensure lasting weight loss.

What are my options for bariatric surgery?

Dr. Kurian offers several different types of minimally invasive bariatric surgery to meet a range of patient needs.

Gastric bypass

Gastric bypass is one of the most common types of bariatric surgery. Dr. Kurian creates a small pouch from stomach tissue and connects it directly to your intestines. The bypass sends food you eat to the pouch, which fills faster and helps you eat less so you lose weight.

Gastric sleeve

In a gastric sleeve procedure, Dr. Kurian removes up to 80% of your stomach. The surgery creates a small, sleeve-shaped stomach that limits your ability to eat large quantities of food. This is another very common option for bariatric surgery.

Gastric banding

Gastric banding, or LAP-BAND®, is a bariatric surgery that involves placing an adjustable band around the upper part of your stomach. The procedure creates a small pouch in the upper portion of your stomach, which helps you feel fuller faster and restricts the amount of food your stomach can hold.

Biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) 

Biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) is a less common bariatric surgery, but it can be a good option for patients with BMIs greater than 50. In BPD, Dr. Kurian removes a portion of your stomach (gastric sleeve) and bypasses a significant portion of the intestines.

Do I need revisional bariatric surgery?

If you’ve had bariatric surgery in the past, but you’ve regained weight since your surgery, you could benefit from minimally invasive revisional bariatric surgery. Dr. Kurian is experienced in revising previous bariatric surgery to address weight gain.

She performs minimally invasive revisions of gastric banding and gastric bypass, as well as endoscopic pouch reduction to combat weight gain after bariatric surgery and reduce your stomach size.

Have you struggled to lose weight with diet and exercise alone? Minimally invasive bariatric surgery could help you achieve your goals. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kurian online or on the phone.