Surgical Weight Loss

The surgical weight loss program at the UM Center for Weight Management and Wellness is led by our bariatric surgeons, Dr. Mark Kligman, head of Bariatric Surgery and director of the Center for Weight Management and Wellness at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and Dr. Katherine Lamond. Both are experts in minimally invasive weight loss surgerical procedures. Between the two of them, they have performed more than 700 weight loss procedures with an outstanding rate of success and an extremely low complication rate. In fact, weight loss can average 80 percent of excess body weight one year after surgery. (See patient success stories.)

Dr. Kligman specializes in the minimally invasive Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, which according to the American Society for Bariatric Surgery and the National Institutes of Health is the most frequently performed weight loss surgery.

This procedure offers many advantages as compared to more traditional "open" gastric bypass surgery. These advantages include smaller incisions, quicker recovery time, shorter hospital stays and reduced risk of infection and complications. 

In addition, our surgeons now offer other options, including sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic gastric band surgery.

Those who wish to be considered as candidates for weight loss surgery must attend a free informational seminar. This seminar includes a visual presentation and is designed to assist participants in making informed decisions about whether or not surgery is the right option.

If you would like to make an appointment or talk to someone about our services, please call 1-800-492-5538 (patients) or 1-800-373-4111 or 410-328-8940 (physicians).

This page was last updated: August 29, 2013

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