The Hospital

Mt. Sinai Morningside is an Accredited Center of Excellence

For over 30 years, Mt. Sinai Morningside has been a leader in the treatment of the obese patient. The center has evolved over the decades and has embraced minimally invasive surgery and full site accreditation by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).

Multi-specialty Experience with Obesity

Our hospital performs hundreds of bariatric cases each year. This means that your nurses and your other doctors will be very comfortable with issues that are common with obese patients.

Bariatric surgery has made tremendous progress even in the last ten years and is now considered to be as safe as a gallbladder operation. Using modern techniques and complete understanding of your unique needs, Dr. Belsley will employ best practices to guide you safely towards your goals.

A balance of check-lists and individuality

There are a number of check-lists and safety protocols that you will experience at our hospital as it is a fully accredited bariatric facility. The staff and Dr. Belsley do their best to maintain your personal preferences and what makes your struggle with obesity unique while at the same time achieving the excellent outcomes of a high-volume facility.

We strive to inform all prospective patients about the subtleties of surgery and the importance of choosing a great facility. With such knowledge, you will be empowered to make a decision that will change your future.

Motivate yourself to return home

Hospital Bed
While the hospital staff will do everything to make you comfortable during your stay, try to keep focused and motivated so that you may return home as soon as possible. This means that you should try to walk around, use your incentive spirometer and follow the bariatric 4 x 4 liquid diet as much as possible. Dr. Belsley's average patient stays one day after a laparoscopic gastric bypass or laparoscopic sleeve.