Have you tried all the diets, the pills, the exercise without
Is your quality of life suffering because of your weight? Is it
difficult to walk across a parking lot without becoming short of
breath? Do you dread air travel because you barely fit in the seat?
Can you no longer play with your children? If so,
You are not alone and help is available. You may be a candidate
for bariatric surgery
Once you have decided to take this big, life changing step, the
next question is where to turn. Bariatric surgery programs are
everywhere. Which one to choose? Here are a few questions you should
- What is your Surgeon’s approach to bariatric surgery?
- Has the Surgeon
had specialized Fellowship training in Obesity Surgery?
- How many Obesity Surgery cases has your Surgeon performed?
- What kind of support will be available to you, both before
and after surgery?
Dr. Lisa Dobruskin completed a Fellowship in Minimally Invasive
Surgery and Obesity Surgery at Westchester County
Medical Center / New York Medical College. Dr. Dobruskin is a Board Certified Surgeon
specializing in Minimally Invasive Obesity Surgery
Dr. Dobruskin has performed over 500 surgical procedures, including Laparoscopic Gastric Bypasses and Laparoscopic
Adjustable Gastric Bandings. Dr. Dobruskin has unique expertise in a
new procedure, called the Gastric Sleeve. This procedure makes the stomach smaller, without any changes to the rest
of the gastrointestinal tract.
Dr. Dobruskin’s unique approach to patient care
includes the strong belief that every patient is thought of as a
“I believe that successful weight loss after surgery
can only be achieved with careful multi-specialized care that
continues throughout that patient’s life. When I operate on a
patient, I consider that person my patient for life.”