Bariatric Services and Support

Flushing Hospital Bariatric Center is comprised of a multi-disciplinary group of health care providers that are compassionate and fully invested in helping you in every step of your weight loss journey.  Our staff provides:

  • Close physician monitoring-Flushing Hospital’s team of bariatric surgeons is led by pioneer Dr. Sanjeev Rajpal. Dr. Rajpal and our team of surgical experts are highly experienced and committed to achieving positive outcomes.  Each patient will be closely monitored throughout their weight loss journey and provided with individualized and quality care to meet their needs.
  • We also offer the option of advanced Robotic Surgery.-Our surgeons perform procedures with the aid of the da Vinci Surgical robot (The physician is in 100% control of the robot). This method of surgery is minimally invasive. Studies also report that patients experience shorter hospital stays, less scarring, shorter recovery times and less pain. Learn more about Robotic Surgery 
  • Personalized diet and nutrition counseling – Registered dietitians are available to assess your eating habits and create a nutrition plan to support your new lifestyle.  Our dietitians work closely with patients with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension to manage progress and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Pre and post-surgery psychological evaluations to understand eating behaviors- We recommend that patients undergo a psychological evaluation to explore behaviors that may contribute to obesity, to determine overall mental health and if they are mentally and emotionally prepared for all aspects of surgery.
  • Ongoing education and support groups- Groups are facilitated by trained professionals and attended by patients who share similar experiences in weight loss surgery. These meetings are helpful in assisting you to transition into your new way of life. Patients who attend support groups are more likely to achieve positive results during their weight loss.