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Weight Loss Surgery Now Available From Rome Health

Rome Health’s bariatric surgeon Dr. Keneth Hall, admits new patients for weight loss surgery including laparoscopic gastric bypass, gastric sleeve removal, and revision procedures.

Dr. Hall is certified by the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Appointments can be made by contacting Rome Health Surgical Specialists at 315-356-7770. The office is located at 267 Avery Lane, Suite 300, in the Griffiss Business & Technology Park.

“Obesity is a chronic condition that is difficult to treat with diet and exercise alone. Surgical interventions have been shown to be more effective than nonsurgical interventions for sustained weight loss, ”said Dr. Hall. “Expanding access to these minimally invasive procedures in Rome will improve the quality of life and general health of those struggling with weight loss.”

Candidates for weight loss surgery are based on body mass index (BMI), a measure calculated from height and weight, and obesity conditions.

BMI ≥ 40 or more than 100 pounds overweight.

BMI ≥ 35 and at least one or more obesity-related comorbidities such as type II diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and other respiratory diseases, non-alcoholic fatty liver, osteoarthritis, lipid abnormalities, gastrointestinal diseases or heart diseases.

Inability to achieve healthy weight loss over a period of time with previous weight loss efforts.

“To be successful, patients must commit to lifestyle changes and lifelong follow-up appointments,” said Dr. Hall. “In general, people can expect to lose 70 to 78% of their excess weight within 18 months, depending on which procedure is best for them.”

Studies show that medical problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, acid reflux, and many other conditions can be resolved after weight loss surgery.

Dr. Hall has over 12 years of bariatric surgery experience and has been involved in thousands of cases.

Prior to joining Rome Health in 2019, Dr. Hall bariatric surgeon at NYU Long Island where he completed his fellowship training in minimally invasive, bariatric and robotic surgery. He served as director of bariatric quality improvement for the hospital as well as director of surgical simulations.

Dr. Hall received his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC in 2005. He completed his general surgery internship and residency at SUNY Stony Brook Medical Center. Dr. Striving to be at the forefront of surgical advancement, Hall has completed numerous specialized certifications and is an American College of Surgeons verified bariatric surgeon.

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