Bariatric Surgery in Maryland

Regain your life and health through Bariatric Surgery in Maryland with highly skilled bariatric surgeon, Dr. Andrew Averbach, who along with his team, performs various weight loss surgery and advanced laparoscopic surgery procedures.

If you are severely overweight and have tried everything imaginable to lose weight through conventional means such as dieting, exercise, behavior therapy, and/or medications, but have been unsuccessful in your attempts, then weight loss surgery may be right for you.

Our patients come not only from Baltimore and surrounding counties (Howard, Carroll, Anne Arundel, Harford, Montgomery, Frederick, Eastern Shore) but Washington, DC, western Maryland, Pennsylvania, Nothern Virginia and Delaware.

The practice is based at the St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and specializes in bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) for morbidly obese patients; it is a recognized "Bariatric Center of Excellence" for its safety and results.  Among the many laparoscopic or minimally invasive procedures that we offer are laparoscopic gastric banding also knows as Lap Band Surgery, the REALIZE®  Band, Gastric Bypass (Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass), Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy or Gastric Sleeve, and Bariatric Revision surgery after various procedures.  Safety and effectiveness of our approach is validated by 0% postoperative mortality and morbidity lower than average for other Centers of Excellence in over 2,500 bariatric procedures.

To learn more about bariatric surgery in Maryland and Dr. Averbach join us at a free weight loss surgery seminar or call us today at 410-368-8725. For additional weight loss surgery information go to Maryland Bariatric Surgery information.

We specialize in minimally-invasive endoscopic (EsophyX TIF II) and laparoscopic surgery for GERD, Reflux disease, Hiatal and Giant Paraesophageal hernia. Partial, 270 degrees or Toupet laparoscopic fundoplication is largerly free from side-effects of frequently done Nissen Fundoplication while achieving same control or heartburn, regurgitation, cough, hoarseness and other symptoms of Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease. Absolute majority of patients reports dramatic improvement in their quality of life after Toupet Fundoplication.

 If you have severe disabling symptoms, do not respond to antacid medications or would like to avoid them, have complications of GERD like stricture, recurrent esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus and/or symptomatic Paraesophageal Hernia then Laparoscopic Fundoplication with Hiatal Hernia Repair is what you need.

Similar laparoscopic procedure is utilized with great success for stricture-like disease of the esophagus called Achalasia. Heller's myotomy with partial fundoplication affords full resolution of symptoms combined with long-term durability.