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Welcome Letter from the Program Director
Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Staten Island University Hospital

Surgical Procedures

The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass ("RYGB")

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass has long been considered the "gold standard" in weight loss surgery. This procedure works through restriction and malabsorption. This is a surgical procedure that significantly reduces the amount of food that can be eaten at one time and somewhat reduces the amount of calories and nutrients the body absorbs.

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Restrictive banding

Restrictive banding is a procedure designed to help you lose excess body weight. By way of laparoscopy, a small adjustable silicone elastoma ring is placed on top of the stomach forming a belt creating a small pouch, which restricts the amount of food one can consume during a meal.

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Sleeve gastrectomy

The sleeve gastrectomy is a restrictive procedure that reduces the size of the stomach. A portion of the stomach is removed leaving a stomach that has a size and shape similar to a banana. The overall goal of this operation is to help limit the food intake and thereby assist in weight loss.

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