Lap Band Surgery at John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, MD
The renowned John Hopkins Medical Group offers weight loss surgeries at its Bay View Medical Center in Baltimore, located at 4940 Eastern Avenue. Potential patients are encouraged to call the John Hopkins Center for Bariatric Surgery office at 410-550-0409, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m with questions, program requirements, and insurance criteria.
Get started on your journey to weight loss with John Hopkins website for new candidates, which includes information on insurance, surgical options, and requirements for bariatric surgery.
Bariatric weight loss surgeries offered at John Hopkins Medical Center include Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (open and laparoscopic), laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding system, laparoscopic duodenal switch with biliopancreatic diversion, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, stomaphyX, and revisions of past weight loss surgeries.
The bariatric surgery team at John Hopkins Medical Center is extensive and impressive, featuring five surgeons with over 25 years of combined surgical experience, nurse practitioners, dieticians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and even a psychologist to individualize your care.
The John Hopkins Center for Bariatric Surgery was founded by its current director, Dr. Thomas Herbert Magnuson, a board-certified surgeon and graduate of the Vanderbilt School of Medicine. Dr. Magnuson has been performing bariatric surgery at the John Hopkins Center since 1997 and specializes in gastrointestinal surgery.
John Hopkins Center for Bariatric Surgery offers informational sessions on the bariatric surgery for weight-loss process both in person in different locations throughout the country and an on-line video option.
Lap Band Surgery by LifeBridge Health Center in Baltimore, MD
LifeBridge Health Center’s Sinai Hospital, located at 2401 W. Belvedere Ave. in Baltimore, offers several different options for weight-loss surgery in the Baltimore area, including laparascopic gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and lap band surgery in the Baltimore area.
Complete information on the weight-loss surgeries available at LifeBridge Health Centers can be found on LifeBridge’s Weight Loss Surgery website. Potential candidates can also call LifeBridge’s Health Bariatric Program at 410-601-9355 (WELL) to speak with a team member and request a full bariatric package by mail.
The team of surgeons for minimally invasive surgeries at Sinai is headed by Dr. Christina Li, M.D., F.A.C.S. Dr. Li partners with Dr. Cynthia Long, M.D., F.A.C.S., an advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgeon to provide lap band surgery to Baltimore.
Dr. Li graduated from the Columbia college of Physicians and Surgeons, completing a residency in general surgery at the University of Maryland and a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.
A founding member of Sinai Hospital’s Bariatric Center of Excellence, she has been performing bariatric surgery at Sinai Hospital since 2004. As a board certified physician and surgeon, she specializes in laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, as well as other minimally invasive surgery procedures.
Dr. Long received her medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH, completing her residency at Rush University and Cook County Hospital, along with a fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery at Providence Hospital in Washington, DC.
Dr. Long is also board-certified and specializes in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomies. More information on the bariatric surgery team at Sinai can be found here.
Sinai Hospital offers free monthly informational webinars for those interested in bariatric weight loss surgeries. These interactive webinars are hosted by the bariatric surgeons of Sinai, providing you with the opportunity to speak to a surgeon who may be part of your case, as well as hear from past patients on their surgical and post-op experiences. The webinars are free and registration is required. Please check the LifeBridge Bariatric Seminars website for an upcoming session.