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Alfons Pomp, MD

Alfons Pomp, MD
Professor of Surgery
Director, Weill Cornell Weight Loss Surgery Program
Weill Cornell Medical College
Chief, Gi Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Cornell Medical College
Today, more than ever before, the health risks associated with obesity are widely recognized. The physicians and health professionals of the Weill Cornell Weight Loss Surgery program are concerned about how heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, and even sleep disorders are often the consequences of excessive weight. We understand that losing weight can be very challenging, and while many people can succeed in achieving some weight loss, sustaining that weight loss or maintaining optimal weight is often difficult, and for some, impossible.

Our comprehensive program provides long-term solutions for people who continually struggle with their weight. Here, patients find counseling, medical obesity screening, surgery, if indicated, and extensive follow-up by an expert team of board-certified bariatric surgeons, advanced nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, and registered dietitians. We also offer support group meetings for anyone considering surgery, those who have had surgery, or for the patient's family members or friends.

Dr Pomp
Alfons Pomp, MD
Our world-renowned surgeons have pioneered innovative surgical procedures that are at the forefront of weight-loss techniques, as well as laparoscopic procedures for a broad range of digestive disorders. In fact, surgeons from all over the world travel to Weill Cornell to train under their direction. We specialize in minimally invasive bariatric surgery, enabling our patients to undergo weight-loss procedures that can be performed through small incisions, facilitating recovery. Most recently, the American College of Surgeons has accredited NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital as a Center of Excellence in bariatric surgery with the highest possible designation – the first program to be so named in New York State and one of only seven nationwide.

The Bariatric Surgery Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center was awarded the highest possible designation (Level 1A) in recognition of our surgeons unique ability to offer patients the best care available. Level 1A bariatric surgery centers, the highest of five designated levels, are defined by the American College of Surgeons as providing complete specialized care for all patients, including those with the most challenging and complex conditions, in order to ensure the best outcomes. Additionally, the centers' highly credentialed bariatric surgeons handle a high volume of cases at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or for additional information. We are readily available to assist you as you consider whether weight loss surgery is appropriate for you.

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